Deco Mirror

Large Art Deco Mirrors in The Pendapa House.

Embodying symmetry within symmetry, the mirror image of a mirror image, the Pendapa of this house is mesmerizing. Some Laweyan BATIK merchants hang KACA PENGGOLO or Large Mirrors in their home as a PENOLAK BALA (to ward off evil or misfortune). The Javanese use also large mirrors to reflect on their inner self and past actions and to remind them of their directions in life. Luxury, elegant, as luck and the art of the old architecture is very strong with their homes. Large mirrors can combine all of that, becaue like that, by hanging between the two sides of the main door.
The Javanese view houses as ritually ordered spaces. The Pendapa (opposite page) on front lobby is usually left relatively empty for formal gathering or during festive occasion, the color full Art Deco panels, which were popular in Europe during the 1920s and 1930s. Contribute to the theatrical mood, vvisible from the roof of the main room of glass hanging lamp as a light. Distinguishing between one spaces to another space. Carved teak wood house on the pole, and the door as a hint that it Pendapa hundreds of years old. When looking up the glass will appear to blend the colors of stained glass. It is the reason why the large mirrors are located.

Mirrors are customarily hung in part and at a slight angle toward the floor in Javanese homes, the cool, crystalline feel of the intricately etched motifs contrast with the warm glow of the stained glass to give the Pendapa pleasing sense of balance. The red color mirror frame in addition to the value of art, but it also has meaning for them. Shows the nature of the brave who are not afraid of anything, the value of psychology who wants to convey to successor. Engraving of glass adorns the walls of the elegant looks as with the other ornaments.