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Kuda Lumping - An Indonesian Trance Dance

Among the traditional dances of Java (indonesia) are a number of trance dances. Kuda Lumping is one of these trance dances, in which masks for spirit character and flat woven bamboo horses are the main props. The dance is about the battle of good and evil, with the horse riding characters into a trance where they behave like horses.


When the dancer has going into a trance, then they can eat a lamp without feeling hurt.

Kuda Lumping is a very popular West Javanese (Indonesia) dance. It is dances by four or eight pairs of men who pretend to ride on imitation horses made of woven bamboo. It is a remant of old dances that we ecstatic and warlike in nature. In Cirebon the dance called kuda lumping and the music accompanying it is the gamelan. In Bandung it is called kuda kepang and is accompanied by bamboo angklung instruments. There is also kuda lumping in Bandung accompanied by the terbang (tambourine), kendang (drum) and Sundanese trumpet.

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Comment by Cubeecraft on April 13, 2009 at 10:28pm
Very awesome.
Comment by SalAzad on April 13, 2009 at 8:33pm
@ Matthijs : wow... it's cool, are you still remembering the magic sound from indonesia (sundanese) flute? :) it's really magic.... have a nice day Matthijs.. and big thank for your comment & support :)
Comment by Matthijs Kamstra aka [mck] on April 13, 2009 at 9:39am
No, I'm not bored by it: better yet I love you culture!
From the age of 14, I started with the martial arts Pencak Silat... So at an early age I got exposed to the very friendly people, nice food, dance, culture, martial arts....
Comment by Matthijs Kamstra aka [mck] on April 13, 2009 at 9:32am
I love this model, and I love the fact that you are making papertoys about your/Indonesian history.
To sad that my background will not produce this interesting papertoys.

keep up the good work
Comment by SalAzad on April 12, 2009 at 12:24am
Thx guys for all of your support... :)
hopefully you have no bored with my "indonesian culture" in papertoy ...

C'ya! :)
Comment by Harlancore on April 11, 2009 at 6:20pm
lovely ^^
Comment by Abz on April 11, 2009 at 4:55pm
Another beautiful piece, Sal. I love it. Great job!
Comment by Mr. WalkieTalkie on April 10, 2009 at 10:23am
Sal Azad you just never stop with the awesomeness do you? :)
Comment by Methuup da Funky One on April 10, 2009 at 6:55am
Say it loud Indonesian and proud!!!
Comment by SalAzad on April 10, 2009 at 6:50am
Thx Eric, and Lemi is my favorite papertoy..sangat menginspirasi saya .. :)
and yes, we must proud as an indonesian...

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