Color of Paradise: An Inspiration of Bird-of-Paradise Feather Colors in the Artworks and Designs in Papua

Arya Pageh Wibawa

Abstract


Papua as the part of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia has a wealth of cultural colors. Various colors in the rite of death tradition are the manifestations of various ethnic groups in Papua. In addition, Papua has natural wealth in the form of various colors of flora and fauna. It is manifested in the beauty of Bird-of-Paradise color which is very well known as the icon of Papua and the messenger of Moon Goddess. The research method used is a qualitative descriptive method. The qualitative descriptive method is to provide an overview about the doers’ condition and their environment based on the facts in the field. The result obtained in socio-cultural aspect is the colors of Bird-of-Paradise feathers can be referred to as a social labeling. It is a kind of "social stamp" addressed by an institution or group of people related to socio-cultural reality. Color is created as a label for socio-cultural reality and forms social semiotics which is the meaning formed in society regarding social reality. Signs in the form of colors are a form of world representation by socially reconstructed humans.


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Colors, Bird-of-Paradise, Arts, Papua

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/journal.v8i7.1694

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