|Kartini Museum Gate|
The Kartini Museum is open every day and is expected to be visited by tourists. Because in this place there are many historical objects on display. This museum was founded on March 30, 1975, when the government of Jepara was still led by Regent Soewarno Djojomardowo, SH. Meanwhile, the inauguration of the RA Kartini Jepara Museum was carried out on April 21, 1977 by the Regent of KDH Level II Jepara, Soedikto.
The main purpose of the establishment of this museum is to perpetuate and as a reminder of the services of RA Kartini’s struggle. The Kartini Museum was created in such a way as to document, exhibit, and visualize historical objects belonging to the family of Raden Ajeng Kartini. In addition, to maintain other cultural heritage objects that are often found in the Jepara Regency area.
If you enter the Jepara Kartini Museum, you will find 4 rooms that store all historical collections. Here are the contents of the 4 spaces:
This room contains a collection of relics of RA Kartini in the form of objects and photographs of hers when she was alive, including:
• 1 set of original guest table and chairs made of teak wood with typical carvings of ancient Javanese motifs
• Painting of his face at the time of his marriage to the Regent of Rembang, Raden Mas Adipati Djoyodiningrat on November 12, 1903
• Photo of an example of writing in Dutch addressed to a friend in Holland
• Photo of his only son, Raden Mas Singgih
• Photo of his father, RMAA. Sosroningrat
• Photo of his biological mother, MA. love
• Study desk
• Plates and bowls
• The result of the student’s hand skills in the form of lace
• Tools for batik in the form of canting
• Genealogy of RA Kartini
• The back porch of the Regency hall
• Botekan (a place to store herbs in preparation for when RA Kartini will be born)
• The student’s sewing machine
• Chairs for queuing patients whose condition is still original
• Sofa chair for rest
• The place of treatment as well as the last bed at the time of his death
• Photographs of Mount Lawu and Merapi which were taken not via airplane or satellite, but from a certain place with the power of their knowledge
• Meditation room
• Real marble table
• Picture of the letter Alif attached to the frame as a sign to find out whether or not it is successful in treating patients, etc.
|kartini museum collection|
The objects in this room include ancient objects of the VII century period, namely the relics of the Queen who ruled in Jepara at that time, Queen Shima.
• Photos of some royal items made of gold and platinum
• The statue of the trinity and shiva mahaguru
• Yoni and phallus
• Gopeng coins made of metal
Pieces of carved stone ornament that can still be seen on the walls of the Jepara Mantingan mosque
• An ancient set of gamelan, baths and jars for storing water made of clay
• Some ceramic items found around the waters of Karimun Jawa, etc.
In addition to the objects above, several examples of famous Jepara handicrafts are also presented, namely:
• Traditional ikat weaving from the village of Troso
• Monel (white steel metal) that does not rust or stenlis steel
• Rattan and woven bamboo.
• Typical Jepara rattan and bamboo souvenirs
In this room we can see the skeleton of a giant fish “Joko Tuo” which is 16 meters long and 2 meters wide and weighs 6 tons. The fish was found in 1989 on the island of Karimunjawa in a state of death but still has remnants of its flesh. According to historians/archaeologists, this fish is like an elephant fish, because on its head there is a kind of tusk like that of an elephant and there is Latin and a special species for the animal. But most of the visitors call the fish by the name of the whale.
For those of you who happen to be visiting the island of Karimunjawa together Karimun Jawa Kita Tour You can stop by in Jepara first and stop by the RA Kartini Jepara Museum.