Wayang krucil as identity of kejawen community




acculturative culture, cultural history, identity, kejawen, social position, wayang krucil


Wayang Krucil Kediri is a Wayang (puppet) art that grows in an acculturative culture because Wayang is not only part of the performing arts but also as an ideological medium. The long history of the existence of the Wayang Krucil in Kediri Regency cannot be separated from the shift in the socio-cultural situation and the development of political sects in the region. The phenomenon that encourages the practice of ideological contestation in the Wayang Krucil Kediri. This study took place in the Cipto Manunggal Mystical Society in Senden Village, Kayen Kidul District, Kediri Regency. This study uses a cultural studies approach with critical ethnographic methods. The results of this study indicate that the existence of the Wayang Krucil Kediri in the village of Senden is supported by the Cipto Manunggal Kebatinan community, which seeks to maintain the standard of Krucil Kediren's wayang, through the maintenance of the gendhing gagrak Kediren, the use of jangkep gamelan, and the maintenance of the palace-style performance model. Wayang Krucil Kediri has also become an ideological symbol of the Javanese Islamic mysticism movement as a representation of Kejawen culture.


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Irawanto, R. (2021). Wayang krucil as identity of kejawen community. International Journal of Humanities, Literature & Arts, 4(1), 11-19. https://doi.org/10.31295/ijhla.v4n1.1610



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