Book/Printed Material Image 1 of The Java village Midway plaisance. World's Columbian exposition ... [Chicago? Ill., 1893].
The Java Village
World's Columbian Exposition
This village gives an exact reproduction of a village as found in the Preanger Regencies, the western part of the Island.
There are one hundred and twenty-five natives, among which thirty-four are women; they show the life and industries of the common people in Java.
For the convenience of the public, the houses are numbered, and in describing the different industries the number will be given, so that the house may be immediately located.
Walking to the right on entering, the first building is a police station or Gardoe (No. 40) in which a hollow piece of wood is suspended, this is the Kohkol or alarm signal. Then follow two leuits (No. 41 and 43) or store houses for rice, and a shed (No. 43) in which the women pound the rice in wooden blocks. House No. 21, is the home of the woman who weaves cloth with a most crude form of loom. In house No. 20, a bridge-maker makes models of the curious bamboo bridges as found in Java, which are built in all forms, arcs, girders, and even cantilevers. There is one cantilever bamboo bridge in Java which has a span of one hundred and thirty feet. Opposite is the Smithy (No. 29) in which two men makes swords and daggers (krisses) of the curious form characteristic of Java. By working white iron and black steel together a beautiful damascened blade is obtained, which is further treated with drugs and acids. One man is employed to solder the tin cans in which the Java tea is retailed.
About this Item
- The Java village Midway plaisance. World's Columbian exposition ... [Chicago? Ill., 1893].
- Contributor Names
- World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill.
- Created / Published
- Chicago, 1893.
- Subject Headings
- - United States--Illinois--Chicago
- - Page Order: Leaflet
- - Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML.
- - Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 18, Folder 37.
- 3 p.; 20 x 14 cm.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Portfolio 18, Folder 37
- Source Collection
- Broadsides, leaflets, and pamphlets from America and Europe
- Digital Id
- Online Format
- online text
- Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 18, Folder 37.
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