Date & Place : March 2020, Bangsal Pagelaran Siti Hinggil , Yogyakarta
Photo credit : Tepas Tandha Yekti, Kraton Jogja, Janoe Dhimaz
Fani Atmanti has designed a buckle belt using brass with distressed finishing. The souvenir is hand made product, created by the artisans who live in the oldest district in Yogyakarta. The illustration of the mythical bird was taken from the Babad Giyanti manuscripts, it was redrawed (hand sketch) by Fani Atmanti and edited digitally.
The ABALAKUSWA exhibition is part of activities to celebrate the jubilee (Tingalan Jumenengan Dalem) of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X. Title of the exhibition is Abalakuswa: Royal Attire in the Palace of Yogyakarta”. Abalakuswa itself means fascinating royal attires.
The exhibition aims to give information about the royal attire and civilization in the Palace of Yogyakarta. It is also about the spirit of modernity that has outreached the way people dress in Yogyakarta under the reign of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X. However, the traditional clothing has persisted in gender identification, art performances, professions and authorities in The Palace of Yogyakarta.