An easter treat: Catholic kitsch from around Indonesia

There are just seven million Catholics in Indonesia — a drop in a mainly Moslem ocean. Yet they have managed to make their mark aesthetically, with an astoundingly wide variety of statues, murals, graveyards and churches that range between Kitsch and High Kitsch.

In celebration of Easter, I offer this slideshow of some of my favourites:

3 Comments on "An easter treat: Catholic kitsch from around Indonesia"

  1. Love it!

  2. Thank you. Lovely to see them (I’m a muslim who went to Protestant and Catholic schools)

  3. Very interesting. The others are surely as interesting. Overall these are symbols of the diverse origins of the modern Indonesian state, and we certainly hope that Indonesia can continue to be a model for religious diversity and tolerance, despite the recent examples of sectarian violence.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*