West Java, Cirebon Kanoman Museum

Written by on July 18, 2012 in Java, West Java Museums with 0 Comments

West Java, Cirebon Kanoman Museum


Keraton Kanoman is one of royal palaces in Cirebon. It was built in 1588 by Sultan Badarudin who separated himself from the main royal palace of Cirebon because he had a different opinion with his brother about Cirebon Royal Palace inheritor.

Keraton Kanoman Cirebon is just like another royal palaces in Java island, the entire buildings are face to the North. Outside the palace there’s also a beautiful building called Balai Maguntur. It was constructed by red rock and was adopted from Bali style for the art of the building. The function of Balai Maguntur is for Sultan place when he attending ceremonies like Soldier Ceremony or Gamelan Saketan Ceremony on 8th Maulid, etc. There was also an opinion from society that told about the function of Balai Maguntur is for “balai mangun tutur” which meaning is for Sultan place to take a speech or talk to society about rule of the law and religion.

Keraton Kanoman also has a museum with antique carved doors. This museum has two very important collections, they are war carts Paksi Naga Liman and Jempana. Both of them are similar with carts in Keraton Kasepuhan, but they are older than carts in Keraton Kasepuhan. The museum also has various weapons collections like creeses and harpoons. The weapons are very old and have high value in history so many people tried to stole them for their magic rituals. The museum also has gamelan collections, just like the weapons their are very old, antique, and have a high value of history.

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