5 days ago
The Tenggerese Hindu Horsemen of Mount Bromo.
Canon EOS R + RF 24-105, RF 15-35, EF 100-400
When Islam took over Java in the 1500s, there were some Hindu people that refused to convert. The only way was for them to migrate up into the shadow mountains around Mount Bromo knowing that they will be less likey to be followed. After hundreds of years having little contact with the Muslim Javanese living all around them, the Tenggerese language & culture became unique in Java.
One of the most useful animals in their culture are the horses, before it became a tool for tourism, it was used to transport people and goods on steep mountains. It became one of the iconic animals in this part of Indonesia.
Here are my take on the horsemen of Bromo.