Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gifts, Swaps & Thrills-Fafa's Javanese Couple

When Fafa returned from her hometown near Jogyakarta, Indonesia, 
she brought home many gifts. 
One of them is this pair of Javanese husband and wife on an old bicycle.

Measuring a mere 2 1/2" (base) wide and 2 2/3" high at its tallest, 
it depicts the couple in traditional Javanese costumes. 
The lady looks a lot like Fafa who is as pretty if not prettier,
and definitely just as voluptuous. 

The lady, wearing  a long Indonesian batik sarong,
 is holding dried edelweiss found in the Jogyajakarta mountains.
The man, bare chested (very typical in our tropical countries) 
wears his udeng (headgear) and loose checkered cotton pants.
There are also edelweiss on the ground.

Fafa's gift is now sitting on top of my jewellery box from Sri Lanka.
Like a perfect little box topper. 

I love my Javanese couple soooooooo much. 

Thank you, dear Fafa.


  1. Fafa is a sweetie and the little couple is just as endearing. Thank you for the mail, now I understand better a lot of things.

  2. Great couple and I just love your jewellery box! So beautiful!

  3. A very lovely gift. You found a good place to display it.

  4. what a lovely gift- they are so charming! I love edelweiss- I grew it in my garden once but I could not get it to come back up the next year. I should try again- it always made me smile :) Your sweet couple looks as if it was made for the top of your jewelry box :)

  5. I like it!!!! what a lovely gift!!!!

  6. A great gift, they both have such character.

  7. I like it so much ! its awsome, real art!

  8. So nice to see you guys hanging out here :):). I am still in love with this couple :). I am titling this piece "LOVE". :)