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Most rural Javanese live at a bare subsistence level. Javanese society divides
into two major strata: a small upper stratum and a large lower stratum of rural
villagers and manually employed townspeople. Javanese also recognize a
Wayang wong is analogous to the Javanese wayang or- ang, but masks are worn
and the repertory is limited to Rama plays. Pandawa plays are staged in identical
style but are called parwa. It has been suggested that these forms also stem, ...
The exteriors of the temples are relatively plain; only around door frames and
window frames are there distinctive passages of central Javanese ornament.
Around the niches of Tjandi Puntadewa are perhaps the earliest surviving
examples of ...
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