Indonesian Javanese Farmers’ Museum – When you visit Yogyakarta and want to know more about Javanese culture, one thing you can do in Yogyakarta is visit the Indonesian Javanese Farmers’ Museum. This museum is located in Candran village, Kebonagung, Imogiri, Bantul, Special Region of Yogyakarta.
Mr Kristya Bintara, he was the pioneer and initiator of the Indonesian Javanese Farmers’ Museum in 1998. Then in 2005, Mr. Kristya Bintara and his colleagues began to collect various agricultural collections at the Joglo house belonging to Mr. Subandi, who served as Head of Kanten Village.
However, the Joglo building used was destroyed as a result of the earthquake in 2006. After the earthquake that occurred in Yogyakarta, the Indonesian Javanese Farmers Museum was re-established at Mr. Sarjono/Purwowiyono’s house in Candran Village and was inaugurated on May 4 2007.
Indonesian Javanese Farmer’s Museum
The Indonesian Javanese Farmers’ Museum received assistance for the revitalization of the museum from the Yogyakarta Special Region Culture Service and to this day the Indonesian Javanese Farmers’ Museum is a place that holds many memories and items from former farming days.
The Indonesian Javanese Farming Museum is used as a place to store, exhibit and conserve traditional farming tools, farmer traditions and farming community customs for educational purposes for visiting tourists. Not only local tourists are interested in the Indonesian Javanese Farming Museum, but there are also many foreign tourists who want to see and learn how traditional village communities in Indonesia (Yogyakarta/Jogja) live.
Currently, Candran Village is a tourist village that focuses on agriculture, and supports the Indonesian Javanese Farming Museum. The establishment of the Indonesian Javanese Farmers Museum was of course based on a goal, namely passing on the values of the farmers’ struggle to future generations. The fighting values of these farmers include simplicity, honesty, hard work, tolerance and a sense of gratitude for the blessings given by God.
Various traditional Javanese agricultural tools, especially farming tools used by village communities in Yogyakarta, are stored in this museum. The agricultural equipment collected in the museum’s collection is original equipment given by local residents. The collection of agricultural items in the Indonesian Javanese Farming Museum amounts to approximately 200 items.
The collection of farming tools in the Indonesian Javanese Farming Museum includes Hoes, Luku, Garu, Baskets, Mortars, Sickles, Lumpang, Caping, Frying Pan, Ani-ani, Kendil, Anglo, Keren, Kenthongan, Gosrok and so on. Maybe for tourists like you the following names are very foreign, it is true that these are the names of objects that are spoken in Javanese.
Apart from being able to see and study the equipment stored in this museum, you can also try out the traditional games of the village community, such as Bakiak and Stilts. In addition to exhibiting farming equipment and local culture, the Indonesian Javanese Farming Museum is also developing goat farming training with the concept of “Ra Ngarit, Ra Angon, Ra Mambu” which means “No looking for grass, no herding livestock and no smell.”
If you are interested in visiting the Indonesian Javanese Farming Museum, you can take advantage of the Yogyakarta car rental service with a private driver. We will take you and show you the Indonesian Javanese Farmer’s Museum. We can’t wait to meet you here and showcase our local culture!