Imam Antique Shop, Bondowoso, East Java, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
35cm x 30cm
History (Colonial times)
Bangkok, Thailand (Home)
Sakera is a heroic (pre-independence) freedom fighter. Born in Sampang, Madura, he used the clurit (sickle) as a symbol of resistance of commoners against Dutch colonizers (while for the Dutch the clurit was a weapon of criminals). According to popular history Sakera had the soul of a knight and was not afraid to fight the Dutch. Also, it is told that Sakera defended the weakest: he took from the rich to give to poor people in Sampang.
In Madura/East Java many glass paintings portray Sakera with the typical Madura red-and-white stripe shirt in various poses.
This painting is partners with #51 although the theme is different they are framed with the same wooden structures.