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Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 15, Issue 1, 2018

Heritage, Knowledge and Memory

Arianti Ayu Puspita, Agus Sachari, Andar Bagus Sriwarno, Jamaludin
Pages 23-48

Knowledge from Javanese Cultural Heritage
How They Manage and Sustain Teak Wood

Centhini manuscript is one of the ancient manuscripts from Kesultanan Surakarta Hadiningrat (Royal Kingdom) in the 19th century which has had a role in the cultural and ecological aspects in regulating the use of teakwood. Therefore, deep study into utilization of teak wood in Centhini Manuscript will be conducted as cultural heritage from Indonesia. Narrative methods is used in this research to present thematic results. Direct observation is conducted on various artifacts to analyze the symbolic value of teakwood. The results show that in the past, religious considerations, alertness and well-being is an important factor in the selection of teak in the Javanese community. Selection of teak is carried out strictly as accountability to the environment. The purpose of this research is to build cultural values as strategy on teak wood utilization in Indonesia and to develop ecology-minded design in the future.