Proceedings of the 5th Bandung Creative Movement International Conference on Creative Industries 2018 (5th BCM 2018)

Preservation of Golok Walahir as a Cultural Identity for the Society of Sindangkerta Village, Tasikmalaya, West Java

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Muttaqien Teuku
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Muttaqien Teuku
Available Online July 2019.
Keywords
golok Walahir, replica, process, conserve, cultural identity
Abstract
Golok is a traditional tools for gardening, farming, and battling in the past. Golok is being used for slashing, splitting, cutting and hewing, this is why its shape is similar but not the same. Some people believed it has another function, as a social or regional identity. Therefore golok is still existed, being produced and used even though there was a new tool come up. Unlike others that continue being produced and well known as an icon, golok Walahir blacksmith of Sindangkerta, Tasikmalaya, did not have regeneration process, so it towards to extinction. One conservation effort is doing some research and assessment in order to look for remake possibility with or without same golok making method, so there would be a new blacksmith generation. The conserving steps taken was identifying the existing golok Walahir shapes and classifying them, then replicate each form. After the golok Walahir’s specified identity is founded, we can use stock removal method as one of knife making method to make golok Walahir. Although the deepest meaning of golok Walahir cannot be reached, at least the right shape can be made. This research and assessment are reviewed from the form aspect, material, and production process.
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Proceedings
5th Bandung Creative Movement International Conference on Creative Industries 2018 (5th BCM 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
July 2019
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978-94-6252-748-5
ISSN
2352-5398
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