The Fundamental and Philosophical Values of Javanese Culture in The Decorative Art of Wuwungan in Kudus Traditional House

Arif Suharson, Dharsono ., Bambang Sunarto, Nanik Sri Prihatini


The decorative art of wuwungan developed by the Javanese people has been inherited over the generations. With its unique characteristics, such a decorative art has some established aesthetic, symbolic, and philosophical values. The decorative art of wuwungan applied in the rooftop of the traditional house of Kudus has a unique shape with some sulur-suluran ornamented with some uniquely fragmented glass. Therefore, such visualization is interesting for a scientific study. This study employs the qualitative description method using the historical, architectural, philosophical, and aesthetic approaches. The result of the study will be the concept of the shape and philosophy of the decorative art of wuwungan in the traditional house of Kudus that represents noble values of traditional Javanese a local identity and culture to be reserved as a national cultural asset that underlies the development of civilized society in Indonesia.

Keywords: Wuwungan, Aesthetics, Decorative Art, Traditional House of Kudus

DOI: 10.7176/ADS/93-06

Publication date:June 30th 2021

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