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H 290 x W 205 mm

296 pages

81 figures, 22 tables (colour throughout)

Published Jan 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803270487

Digital: 9781803270494

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Hindu-Buddhist temples; Pre-Islamic; Islamic; Mosques; Motifs

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The Continuity of Pre-Islamic Motifs in Javanese Mosque Ornamentation, Indonesia

By Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja

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This book assesses the continuity and significance of Hindu-Buddhist design motifs in Islamic mosques in Java. The volume investigates four pre-Islamic motifs in Javanese mosque ornamentation from the 15th century to the present day: prehistoric tumpals, Hindu-Buddhist kala-makaras, lotus buds, and scrolls.



Chapter 1. Introduction and Background of the Research ;
Chapter 2. Methodology ;
Chapter 3. Pre-Islamic and Islamic Java ;
Chapter 4. Identification of Motifs in Javanese Mosques ;
Chapter 5. The Continuity of Pre-Islamic Tumpals in Javanese Mosque Ornamentation ;
Chapter 6. The Continuity of Pre-Islamic kala-makaras in Javanese Mosque Ornamentation ;
Chapter 7. The Continuity of Pre-Islamic Lotus Buds in Javanese Mosque Ornamentation ;
Chapter 8. The Continuity of Pre-Islamic Scrolls in Javanese Mosque Ornamentation ;
Chapter 9. Summary and Conclusion ;
Appendix 1 ;
Appendix 2

About the Author

Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja is a scholar, journalist, artist and designer. An Asian pioneer student in Scandinavia (1975), she holds the following degrees: BA journalism: South Korea; BA & MA art-design: Norway; MA visual communication: USA; PhD architecture: UK. Specializing in comparisons of Hindu-Buddhist/Christian/Islamic architecture, cultural heritage, and semiotics, she has authored monographs, conference papers, and articles, and delivered lectures at universities/institutes/NGOs worldwide. From 2017-20 she was President of ICOMOS-ICICH (Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage).