Art and Design, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Sep  2018, Pages 1-13; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

The Trisula of Kuningan

Art and Design, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Sep  2018, Pages 1-13.

DOI: 10.31058/

Fendi Adiatmono 1*

1 Visual Communication Design, Kuningan University, Cijoho, Kuningan Regency, West Java, Indonesia

Received: 22 November 2017; Accepted: 15 December 2017; Published: 11 January 2018

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The existence of a long history of Kuningan society there is uniqueness. It appears in the way that the Kuningan used to defend heirlooms for hundreds of years. The existence of heirloom weapons found in Talaga began to unfold; there is a construction that in the early stages of history in Kuningan, humans use their weapons for self-protection. Stone, bone, and horns are used as weapons, because the material is easy to obtain. The purpose of weapons is protection from disturbance or attack of wild animals. The existence of the weapons chronicle, it takes a arts historical approach, anthropology (human right), symbols, and aesthetic form. A system capable of strengthening from within, considered capable of counteracting the disintegration of the nation and attacks from outside, asylum sanctuary and long-term protection of cultural heritage can be done to maintain the sustainability of its goals. Thus, the inheritance culture that has resulted from the ethnic group should be applied retrofit system, which is digging, rediscovering, applying and preserving to strengthen the Nusantara. The way deliberation of consensus was able to defend the royal heritage. This is a symbol of local wisdom even in the press by the colonial power. It has existed since prehistoric and history times, then stored in Indonesia and European museums. Although under Colonial pressure, the ethnic continued to rely on ancestral heritage as a symbol of unity and wisdom. The abundance of manuscripts, weapons, jewelry, and attributes have been brought by the Colonials, need to be present in Kuningan today (given or lent). Its function is no longer need to find a new identity, because it already has an identity before. Searching for a new identity, can cause chronic division and great energy to make it happen. In addition, it is shown to deviate from the previous protective form.


Trisula, Symbols, Kuningan


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