Grebeg Maulud (7)

Self-portrait

Ten bregodo Lombok Abang soldiers of the Sultan’s Palace and the two soldiers bregodo Pakualaman Plangkir of the Duchy,  each outfitted in special, brightly colored garb (stripped black-and-white jackets or red coats; napoleonic or stove-pipe hats worn over traditional Javanese headdresses with leathel earings), match out of Keraton armed with lances, bows, arrows, swords and rifles, bearing flags and playing their own fife-and-drum music.

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