wedding figure

One of a pair of loro blonyo wedding figures, female. Figure carved from a single piece of wood, the body more or less eliptical in section, the breast suggested by a slight projection. The arms, which are by her side, are indicated by a slight recess front and back. The head and shoulders are more clearly defined, the latter with an integral headdress. No feet are shown. The clothing is painted on, the skirt cloth yellowish with diagonal lines of red and black, the high-collared jacket, or kebaya, painted red with bronze buttons down the front opening below a star and the pointd ends of the front opening indicated by a black line. The black hair has a scalloped edge across the forehead, and is raised to a flat more or less circular shape with a bun barely suggested in the carving behind. The facial features suggest wayang depictions of refined characters, with narrow elongated almond eyes.

Used at weddings to represent the inseparable pair Raden Sadono and Dewi Sri, the goddess of fertility, and thus the bride and groom.

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