Review Loro Blonyo As symbolization Fertility in Marriage Society of Traditional Javanese

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A. Background Issues
A culture can not be separated from kebudayaanya form consisting of ideas, behaviors, and shape.
Then it is reflected in all things cultural elements which always includes the ideas, attitudes and
When in a society when people have an idea, or thought to be more real people want something
more real in realizing his idea, so the idea would be represented from an abstract idea into
something more real that the actions or products / objects.
So that the objects being viewed behind the physical object also has a metaphysical meaning in the
form of an idea or concept of the public about something.
The statue statue of Loro Blonyo a couple of men and women dressed in traditional style basahan
(Slamet Subiyantoro, 2011:1).
In this study researchers looked for how the relation between loro loro bonyo Blonyo in kaitanya
with the concept of fertility within marriage, and therefore the researchers raised the study entitled
"Study of Loro Blonyo As symbolization Fertility in Marriage Society of Traditional Javanese".
B. Problem formulation
Based on the background of the above problems can be formulated as follows:
1. How Blonyo Loro position as a symbol of marital fertility in the Java community?
2. Why Loro Blonyo be a symbol of fertility in marriage?
3. What are the links between East Blonyo with mythical goddess Sri and Shadana?
C. Research Objectives
This study aims to:
1. To locate the Loro Blonyo as a symbol of fertility within marriage Java community.
2. To find out why Loro Blonyo be a symbol of fertility in marriage.
3. To determine the relationship between East Blonyo with myth goddess Sri and Shadana.
D. Benefits of Research
The benefits of this research can be divided into two: the benefits of theoretical and practical
benefits, which include theoretical benefits are:
1. This study can be used as a source of data about the problem i Loro Blonyo sebag fertility symbol
in Javanese society marriage.
Benefits in practical application, namely:
1. As the contribution of data and information that can be used in further studies.
A. Reader Review
a. Statue Loro Blonyo
Statue of Loro Blonyo according Darsiti (Arts in Anthropology, 2011: 181) is one type of traditional
classical sculpture menjawa, tampilannnya still shows the characteristics of male partners and
women are also related to conceptions of unification of different pasangann this statue not found
disuatu temple statues as the pre-history or the Hindu-Buddhist but Loro Blonyo found in homes or
gentry Javanese prince called Joglo.
The statue is a statue of Loro Blonyo Javanese tradition of sculpture consisting of men and women
dressed in traditional Javanese style with a sitting position basahan describe couples who are,
elakukan traditional marriage ritual procession.
b. Concept Fertility
In every culture the concept of fertility is always present as in Egypt there she is a goddess Hathor
music, dance, and foreign soil fertility which helps women in childbirth.
(Http:// downloaded on 19 December). Similarly, in the Greek
culture there is the goddess Hera goddess of marriage, woman, birth, heir, the king and kingdom.
(Http:// downloaded on December 19, 2011).
Similarly, in Indonesia especially in Java, the concept of fertility is also present in the myth of the
goddess Sri and Sadhana which came amid a traditional Javanese agrarian society, according to
SuwardiEndraswara (in symbols of Javanese culture: Loro Blonyo, Joglo and Traditional Rirual, 2011:
66) mentions a statue Loro Blonyo present as a representation of the myth of the goddess Sri and
Sadhana. The mythical god of fertility who is very familiar in the heart of Javanese society, especially
among farmers.

B. Framework for Thought
Chart frame of mind

Kraton Surakarta Kasunanan

Houses Joglo

The location of the statue of Loro Blonyo in Joglo
Loro physical Bentu Blonyo

Loro Blonyo fertility symbolism of marriage
The reason Loro Blonyo become a symbol of marriage

Myth Dewi Sri-Sadhana

A. Place and Time Research
Places used for this study is Kasunanan Surakarta palace. The reason for choosing Kasunan Surakarta
royal palace as a research site because the palace was the center of Javanese culture and tradition of
Javanese culture until now is still preserved in the palace. The research was conducted over two
months in January and February 2012.
B. Form and Strategy Research
This study uses a qualitative, descriptive approach Winarno Surahmadi opinion, descriptive
investigation that seeks to find solutions for problems through analysis of causal relationships, which
include certain factors related to the situation or phenomenon under investigation and comparing
one factor with factor other. (Sumadi Suryobroto, 1970:143).
C. Source of Data
In this study as a source of data in the form of words, actions and additional data in the form of
documents. Sources of data in this study are:
a. Informants are people in the palace who has information about the ins and outs of palace life and
function of a statue of Loro Blonyo kaitanya marital fertility in Java.
b. Document data in the form of photographs relating to the presence of Loro Blonyo In Kasunanan
Surakarta palace.
D. Data Collection Techniques
In this study use traditional data collection techniques:
a. Interview Techniques
The interview is a conversation with a purpose. Using interview techniques can obtain a detailed and
in-depth data.
b. Observation techniques
Observation can be interpreted as a direct and systematic observation of the phenomenon - the
phenomenon under investigation.
c. Engineering documentation
Documentation is any written material that is not written anything prepared by a person or an
institution for the purposes of testing an event.
E. Sampling Techniques
This study used a sample intended or porposife sampling by selecting and determining the person
deemed to know and master the subject. Selected informants deemed to know the issues, and
options can be developed in accordance with kebutuhandan stability in collecting research data
(Sutopo, 1988:1989).
The sample in this study is the palace courtiers or guides
F. Validity of Data
a. Triangulation
Triangulation is done by comparing the data between a single informant with other informants and
comparing different data sources on the same issue. Sutopo explained (1988:26), in this study to
compare the opinions of people Kasunanan Surakarta palace with experts who understand the
culture of the East Blonyo and with other sources such as from books that support the research.
b. Review Informants
Informants review: research reports reviewed by informants (especially the "key informants) to
determine if the written is something that approved them. In this case sometimes require discussion
in order to sense from both sides can be achieved (Sutopo.1988: 26). In this case again asking
people's opinions in Kasunanan Kraton Surakarta, who noted whether it is appropriate or not.

G. Data Analysis
According to Lexy J. Moleong (1999:103) "data analysis is the process of organizing and sorting data
into categories and the basic outline of the unit so it can be found themes and working hypotheses
can be formulated as suggested by the data".
In data analysis there are three important components, namely:
a. Data reduction
Reduction is a process, simplification, focusing, selection and data abstraction from the fact that
there lapangan.karena data field is not necessarily the data that we need then is where the need for
field data reduction.
b. Presentation of data
Presentation of data or data display is an assembly of information organization which allows
conclusions can be made.
c. Inferences / ferifikasi
Since the beginning of the study tried to find the meaning of the data that has been dikumpulakan,
look for the theme of relationships, equations, hypotheses and so on. The more complete data is
collected then the conclusion will be more solid and fundamental.
Analysis of the flow model can be described as follows:
The data collection period
H. Research Procedures
Stages Pre-Field
1. Develop research proposals
2. Choosing a research field
3. Administering licensing
4. Explore the situation in the field
5. Select informants
6. Setting up research equipment

Stages of Field Work



Stages of Data Analysis

Data reduction

Display Data

Ferifikasi / inferences

Report Preparation Phase

Description of the chart above that is:
a. Phase Pre-Field
• Develop a research proposal
• Choosing a research field that is Kasunanan Surakarta palace.
• Taking care licensing from the University Eleven FKIP March.
• Exploring the field situation, knowing likungan and all the elements that exist in Kasunanan Kraton
• Selecting the informant is choosing someone who has information about the state of the PR
Kasunanan Palace of Kraton Surakarta Kasunanan interviewed.
• Setting up of research equipment.
b. Tahapa Field Work
• Understand the background research and preparation themselves.
• Collect data by direct observation of the layout and metaphysical meaning of Loro Blonyo
Kasunanan contained in Surakarta palace.
• Collecting data through interviews with public relations Kasunanan Kraton Surakarta as informants
originating from within the palace.
• Collecting data through documents such as photographs relating to the presence of Loro Blonyo in
Kasunanan Surakarta palace.
c. Stages of Data Analysis
1. Reduction is a process, simplification, focusing, selection and abstraction of data from field data.
2. Presentation of data or data display is an assembly of information organization which allows
conclusions to be done, in order to see the picture of the whole or certain parts of the research
should be conducted datayang serving tables, graphs, schemes and so on.
3. Inferences / ferifikasi, since the beginning of the study tried to find the meaning of the data that
has been dikumpulakan, look for the theme of relationships, equations, hypotheses and so on.
d. Stages of preparation of the report
This stage is where the data is collected and assessed what is good for analysis, the data is
guaranteed validity. Then do the preparation of reports in accordance with the problem. In
preparing this report the researchers attempted to answer the formulation of the problem
presented based on data from all of the results of a series of observational studies, interviews and

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