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  • Crown

    Sultan Crown of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate Crown is one important thing as a symbol of the ruler of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate. Together with Crown of Siak Sri Indrapura, the original crown of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate are now stored at the National Museum in Jakarta. While the one in Sultanate is a replica of the original crown.   The crown of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate might have been used since the mid-19th century when the Sultanate was ruled by Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (1845-1899 AD). This prediction refers to the book called The Head-Hunters of Borneo (1881) written by Carl Bock, that explains that when the Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman ruled, he has 6-8 goldsmiths who were good at doing special order made ​​of gold and silver. The crown of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate made of gold, decorated with gemstones, and weighs about 2 kg. This crown shapes stackable and has ... Read more »

  • Regalia

    Uncal Necklace Uncal necklace is mandatory regalia worn by who will be inaugurated as the Sultan of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate. According to history research, power symbol of Sultan of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate is twin as the one is in India. It is estimated that there is relationship between Kutai Kingdom and the Kingdom in India. One indication of India influence is in the mention of name “uncal” and called in Indian language as "Unchele". So the similarity is estimated in logical fact that the necklace uncal in India has in common with uncal Necklace in Kutai Kingdom. According to the statement of Indian ambassador during his visit to Tenggarong in 1954, the necklace in Tenggarong has the same shape, appearance, and size with the one in India. From these similarities, it is likely the necklace in Tenggarong was brought by descendants of Indian Kings to Kutai Kartanegara Kingdom. This could have been ... Read more »

  • Heirloom Weapons

    Sword of the Sultan One of the Sultanate's heirloom weapons is sword of the Sultan of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate. The sword is also cannot be found in Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate, as it has been stored at the National Museum in Jakarta along with the crown of Sultanate. The sword is made of gold. Various decorations are found both in the handle and scabbard. On the handle, there is a tiger-shaped ornament in a position just ready to pounce. Tiger is an animal found in the symbol of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate. While at the end of the scabbard is decorated with a crocodile.   Bukit Kang Keris Actually, Bukit kang Keris is full of facts and myths. The fact is shown from the discovering an important name of figure who connected with the keris, Aji Putri Karang Melenu who was the Queen of first King in Kutai Kartanegara, Aji Batara Agung Dewa Sakti. In addition, the myths are shown from the process of finding the ... Read more »

  • Jewellery

    Ciwa Necklace Ciwa necklace is a treasure that was found by resident of Kutai Kartanegara in Lipan Lake. The lake is still into the subdistrict of Muara Kaman, Kutai Kartanegara regency. According to the news, there is also found some ancient pottery from China. The discovery of Ciwa Necklace was occurred when Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate ruled by Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (1850-1899 AD). Since it was submitted to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman, Ciwa Necklace set as the jewelry of Sultanate. Moreover, the necklace that made of gold was often used in every Erau ceremony of coronation anniversary of Sultan Kutai. Read more »

  • Throne

    Throne of Sultan of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate, which still can be witnessed in the form of two pieces of yellow colored chairs are in wedding contest of Kutai or so-called geta in dark blue. Around the throne are equipped with umbrellas and banners. This throne was used by two Sultan, Aji Sultan Muhammad Sulaiman (1845-1899 AD) and Aji Sultan Muhammad Parikesit (1920-1960 AD). Read more »

  • Tributes

    The Gold Turtle The gold turtle was originally the collection of Kutai Kingdom. However, after the war between Kutai kingdom and Kutai Kartanegara Kingdom in the mid-17th century, then it was owned by Kutai Kartanegara kingdom as the winner of the war. The war occurred when Kutai Kartanegara led by Aji Pangeran Sinom Panji Mendapa ing Martadipura (1605-1635 AD).  The gold turtle is a tribute from the prince of Chinese when it comes to marriage proposal to one of the daughters of the king of Kutai, Aji Bidara Putih. The arrival of the prince and few ships from China to propose the princess finally accepted. As the prince's intentions sincerity to marry Aji Bidara Putih, the prince presented a variety of jewelry made of gold and diamond, one of which is gold turtle. Read more »

  • Musical Instruments

    Gajah Prawoto Gamelan Gajah Prawoto Gamelan is one of the treasures owned by Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate in the form of musical instruments. This instrument is now stored in the Mulawarnam Museum, Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan Province. The gamelan was an evidence of the influence of Javanese culture in Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate. Possible influence of Javanese culture began to enter the Sultanate is when the kingdom was ruled by Maharaja Sultan (1370-1420 AD). As written in Salasilah Kutai, Maharaja Sultan and Maharaja Sakti visited to Majapahit Kingdom to learn about customs and administration procedures (Nawawi et.al ., 1992/1993: 139). The influences of Majapahit Kingdom spread to other areas, one of them is when there was relation with Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate in 1855. Read more »

  • Flag

    The flag of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate has been used since the mid-18th century. The first Sultan who used the flag is Aji Sultan Muhammad Idris (1732-1739 AD) or known as Aji Marhum Muhammad Muslihudin (1739-1782 AD). The flag of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate has yellow base color that matches the color of the greatness of ethnic Malay, contains pictorial tiger as in the symbol of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate, and the crown as the embodiment of  Sultan figure. The flag is hoisted on the pole of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate Royal Palace.  Read more »

  • Ceremonial Apparatus

    The devices which are commonly used in various ceremonies of Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate are grouped into one name, namely “Kelambu Kuning". It is a place that used to put a variety of ceremonial equipments belongs to Sultanate. Inside Kelambu Kuning are equipments which are believed to have magical powers. Those are: Raden Galuh Gong or Raja Pati Gong  This gong was found along with Aji Putri Karang inside it. She was the Queen of Raja Batara Agung Dewa Sakti, the first King of Kutai Kingdom. There inside gong was also found Kris Bukit Kang and one chicken egg. Raden Galuh Gong is also known as Raja Pati Gong. This gong was found inside a yellow bamboo hall above the horns of an animal that appeared in the waters of Kutai. The animal was later known as Cattle Suana, the symbol of Kutai regency. Siti Berawan Shield Known as Keliau (shield) Aji Siti Berawan, this was always ... Read more »