Title: Isles of the East : an illustrated guide : Australia, New Guinea, Java, Sumatra
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Lorck, W Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij
Publisher: Batavia, Java : Distributed gratis by the Royal Packet Steam Navigation Co. (K.P.M.)
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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Solo street Scene.
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Architect to the Sultan. Every object within the building has been de-signed by himself, assisted by natives. The dcJors, walls, picture frames,and furniture of allkinds are beauti-fully inlaid withhundreds of variousnative woods, thewhole blending andharmonising to pro-duce a most artisticeffect. Anotherstriking feature ofthis unique home isthat every settee,table, chair orbookcase has for legs or arms an Entrance to Kraton, Solo, exact imitation of some agricultural implement used in Java. Weaponsof eyery description cover the walls, and scattered through the variousrooms are works of art of great variety in seemingly endless numbers. Acouple of days may easily be spent viewing this most artistic and pic-turesque dwelling. In Solo the travellerhas the pri-ilege of ^itnessing the wa-jang wong (wajang representation byliving people*) or puppet drama. His-torical exents or ancient legends areportrayed by means of grotesqueshadows thrown upon a sheet or cur-tain, with the aid of exagg
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