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Collection

  • Crown

    The imperial Crown or “songkok kebesaran” of the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate made out of gold which symbolizes the monarchy. Read more »

  • Regalia

    The Ngayogyakarta Sultanate has regalia given to the Sultan in leading the country and its people as his character and symbol of power. A set of regalia called Kyai Kanjeng upacara consists of: Goose (Banyak), symbol of honesty and vigilance Deer (dhalang), symbol of the intelligence and agility Roosters (Sawung), symbol of virility and responsibilities Peacock Bird (Galing), symbol of the splendor and beauty Dragon King (hardawalika), symbol of strength Safe deposit box (kutuk), symbol of kindness or generosity Handkerchief box (kacumas), symbol of purity Oil lamps (kandhil), symbol of enlightenment Place of betel (Cepuri), place of cigarettes (wadhah ses), and place of spitting (kecohan), symbols of the decision making process. This set of Kyai Kanjeng upacara is made out of gold and brought by 10 virgin girls when using it in the ceremony. Read more »

  • Heirloom Weapons

    1.      Keris Kanjeng Kyai Ageng Kopek It is the main keris which a symbol used by the Sultan who serves as spiritual leader and head of government 2. Keris Kanjeng Kyai Joko Piturun It is used by the Crown Prince 3. Keris Kanjeng Kyai Toyaninaban It is used by the Sultan's oldest son 4. Keris Kanjeng Kyai Purboniat It is used by a governor, someone who serves as head of state administration. 5. Pedang Kanjeng Kyai Mangunoneng It is a sword used to execute the rebel leader named Tumenggung Mangunoneng 6. Tombak (spear) The Ngayogyakarta Sultanate has various spears, start from single-head, three-heads, until similar with disc-shaped. Among those various forms of spearheads, there is privilege one, namely Kanjeng Kyai Ageng Plered. Read more »

  • Jewellery

    The sultan’s daughters wear jewelry which categorized as palace's heirloom when holding ceremonies in the Ngayokyakarta Sulatanate palace. One of the ceremonies which require the Sultan’s daughters to wear jewelry is a wedding ceremony.  In this ceremony,  the bridegroom of the Sultan is required to wear  some jewelry made  ​​out of gold, namely: pethat gunungan, five cunduk menthul wore on the  head, centhung, subang ronyok,  sangsangan susun tiga, ring, binggel, kelat bahu, and pending. Most of these jewerly’s names were in javanese. Read more »

  • Important Archives/Documents

    Wisya Budaya is Ngayogyakarta Sultanate’s library that managed manuscripts belongs to palace. There are two very important manuscripts, namely Kanjeng Kyai Al-Qur’an and Kanjeng Kyai Bharatayudha. Both of these manuscripts covered by animal skins and written with illustrations using watercolors and gold-colored paper. Kanjeng Kyai Al-Qur’an is written by Hijaiyah (Arabic letter). It is decorated with illustrations in beginning of paragraph on every page. It also decorated with geometric and plant motifs illustrations painted in watercolor. But, on the other hand Kanjeng Kyai Bharatayudha is written by Java. This manuscript contains the knowledge of the Sultanate which the Sultan can only read it. This manuscript is now kept in a special room called Ruang Prabayeksa, a royal heirlooms storing place. Read more »

  • Royal Seal

    The Ngayogyakarta Sultanate seal namely Praja ­Cihna is a symbol which has a small crown at the head of seal which describes monarchy. Then below the small crown on the right and left side there are sumping (ear ornament) describe the nature of cautious and prudent. On the bottom there is a pair of flanking wings written in Javanese script "Ha" and "Ba", an abbreviation of "Hamengku Buwono", the ruler of dynasty. Read more »

  • Throne

    The throne of Ngayogyakarta Sultanate called Dhampar Kencono is a fusion of European culture, especially from France and England. The French influence was adopted from Louis XIV style in 18th century, Louis XV style in 19th century, and Louis XVI style (Neo-classical) in 20th century. And the England influence was in chair style which influenced by the Georgian Style, Queen Anne Style and Victorian styles. Dhampar Kencono is a symbol to build social status and image. It comes from palace environment that provides an ideal model for Java community. Its form reflects the attitude and the nature of sultan who represents concept of Javanese power. Meanwhile the attitude and character are reflected in the draft “Gung Binathara Baudhendha Hanyakrawati, Ratu Pina­dhita, Manunggaling Kawula-Gusti”. This concept was influenced by three cultures. First, the form of Dhampar Kencono was ... Read more »

  • Conveyances

    The Ngayogyakarta Sultanate has several horse-drawn carriages and carts that are kept in Rotowijayan Cart Museum. Before its function as a museum, it was a garage and Palace’s cart service shop, and the buildings around it were gedhogan or stables. Hence, there are 20 horse-drawn carriages became Rotowijayan Cart Museum’s collections, as follows: 1. Kanjeng Nyai Jimat Cart It is the oldest horse-drawn carriage that belongs to Ngayogyakarta Sultanate. Kanjeng Nyai Jimat was made ​​in Netherlands as a gift from Governor-General Jacob Mossel to Sultan Hamengku Buwono I. This cart used in the reign of Sultan Hamengkubuwono I until Sultan Hamengkubuwono III.  It took 4 to 8 horses in same color to pull this cart. It used to picking up guests or to attending Garebeg ceremony. The cart was named "nyai" because under the driver's footrest ... Read more »

  • Tributes

    1.  Kanjeng Nyai Jimat Cart The oldest horse-drawn carriage owned by the Sultanate Ngayogyakarta was a gift from the Governor-General Jacob Mossel to Sultan Hamengku Buwana I. It was used in the reign of Sultan Hamengku Buwana I to III. 2.  Young Sultan Hamengkubuwono X Painting The painting of Sultan Hamengkubuwono X at his 21 years, complete with oversized clothes, presented by three artists, namely Sri Hadi, Sardono W. Kusumo, and Minto Widodo. It was Sultan Hamengkubuwono X birthday gift of 64th (according to Gregorian calendar) or 66th (according to Javanese calendar), in Pendopo Bangsa Kencono, Ngayogyakarta Palace. 3.  Kiswah of King Fath Saudi Arabia Kiswah is the cloth that covers the kaaba in Meeca, Saudi arabia. It is draped annually on the 9th day of the month of dzulhijah. The gift as small pieces of kiswah is dedicated to Ngayogyakarta Sultanate Palace and kept safely ... Read more »

  • Photos

    1. Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X 2. Penobatan permaisuri sebagai Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hemas 3. Keluarga Sultan HB X 4. Upacara Ngabekten dari Paku Alam VIII kepada Sultan Hamengku Buwono X. 5. Jamasan Pusaka Read more »

  • Paintings

    Ngayogyakarta Sultanate has eight paintings by the famous painter, Raden Saleh. The paintings are well displayed in special room, measuring 3 x 5 meters in Kesatriyan complex. The paintings are: 1. Portrait of Sultan Hamengku Buwono IV The painting depicts Sultan Hamengku Buwono IV on the white horse, wearing Dutch noble clothes combined with Ngayogyakarta Palace identity, namely Kopiah (songkok). 2. Portrait of Sultan Hamengku Buwono V The painting depicts Sultan Hamengku Buwono V seats in a chair in white background wearing sikepan with gold thread embroidery, wearing cloth with parang motif and wearing a kuluk (tengkuluk). 3. Portrait of Sultan Hamengku Buwono VI This is the greatest work of Raden Saleh as Ngayogyakarta Sultanate’s collection. This painting’s size is 2.5 x 1.9 meters, displayed with a buffer such as buffer board in the past. Sultan Hamengku ... Read more »

  • Books

    1. Chamamah Soeratno, et.al  (Eds.), 2002. Kraton Jogja: the history and the cultural heritage. Yogyakarta: Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace and Indonesia Marketing Association (IMA) 2. Kyai Mutamakkin, Suluk Cebolek Gedhe or commonly known as Serat Cebolek. The book is stored in the Widya Budaya Library of Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace. Besides those two books, Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate also has a collection of several spell books. These books are kept safely in Ngayogyakarta palace, as follows: 1. Kitab Ambiya Jawi 2. Serat Anggit Kidung Berdonga 3. Serat Puji Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate also has a collection of guide books for kingdom dedication, as follows: 1. Serat Nitisruti 2. Serat Nitipraja 3. Serat Sewaka Read more »

  • Musical Instruments

    Gamelan Ngayogyakarta Sultanate has 18 devices of gamelan that are categorized as Palace heirlooms, they are: 1. Gamelan Monggang known as Kyai Guntur Laut KanjengThis is a legacy herritage from Majapahit kingdom passed on to Demak Sultanate, Pajang, Mataram Islam, and finally belong to Ngayogyakarta Sultanate.2. Gamelan Kodhok Ngorek known as Kyai Keboganggang Kanjeng3. Gamelan Sekati which consists of Kyai Kanjeng Gunturmadu and Kanjeng Kyai Nagawilaga. Both of these were made ​​in the reign of Sultan Hamengkubuwono I. Gamelan Sekati is taken out of palace and placed in Pagongan on every Sekaten ceremony, in front of Masjid Agung (Grand Mosque), Kauman. Then it will be used as start date in 6-11 int the month Mulud or a week before the end of Sekaten ceremony. Beside of those Gamelan, Ngayogyakarta Sultanate also has ... Read more »

  • Pets

    Elephant The Ngayogyakarta Sultanate has two elephants that given the names Argo and Gilang. Both of these elephants were placed in cage in Alun-alun Kidul (South Square). The name of its location from local people is known as Gajahan. The name of Gajahan came from the name of gajah (an elephant). Read more »

  • Flag

    Kyai Kanjeng Tunggul Wulung Kyai Kanjeng Tunggul Wulung Is a symbol of Ngayogyakarta sultanate. It is a flag that made out of kiswah Kaaba of Mecca and called wulung which means it has blue-black. In the middle of flag, there are gold-colored decorations. In the middle of decorations there are calligraphic decoration Letters of Al Kautsar verse, Asma’ul Husna, and Syahadat. At special time, the flag was paraded around the town and at some intersections of street sounded adzan. This is the procession of rejecting the plagues and praying for healthiness to all people in Ngayogyakarta Sultanate. Read more »

  • Ceremonial Apparatus

    Ampilan Ampilan is some heirlooms used when Ngayogyakarta Sultanate held ceremonial palace. A set of ampilan is called by the name Ampilan Dalem consisting of: Throne ( Dampar Kencono ) Dart Bow ( Gendewa ) Sword Shield A fan made ​​out of peacock feathers (Elar Badak) Holy Quran Prayer rug Umbrella ( Songsong ) Spear Read more »

  • Other Collections

    Enceh or Padasan Enceh or padasan is a big barrel placed in king’s graveyard in Imogiri (Pajimatan Girirejo Imogiri). There are four enceh which are gifts from other countries that have good relationship whit the Ngayogyakarta Sultanate, they are: Nyai Siyem (from Siam), Kyai Mendung (from Rum/Turkey), Kyai Danumaya (from Aceh), Nyai Danumurti (from Palembang). Every first day of Tuesday kliwon or Friday Kliwon every year in the month of Suro, a ceremony was held to drain the water inside enceh and replace it with new water. Some people believe that water inside enceh is sacred water that believed to cure illness, deny many dangers, and to achieve success. Horse saddle There is a horse saddle in the Ngayogyakarta Sultanate which considered as one of heirlooms of the kingdom. This horse saddle was named Kyai ... Read more »