Sufistic Meaning in The Bari Art in Cirebon

Anwar Sanusi, AS and Hajam, and Aditia Muara Padiatra, (2020) Sufistic Meaning in The Bari Art in Cirebon. Epistemé, 14 (1). pp. 158-180.

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Official URL: DOI: 10.21274/epis.2019.14.1.157-180


Cirebon as we know for its commerce and name of the city of Wali. Commercially Cirebon is also famous called as the city of shrimp and geographically is labeled to as the center of the earth. Culturally Cirebon is recognized as an art city like other regions in Indonesia. This paper aims at analyzing one of the popular Cirebonese arts called Brai art containing sufistic messages. Brai art is the heritage of Cirebon containing messages of education in managing the mind. The message highlighted in the Brai arts was more on exoteric religious worship. Arts express a sense of aesthetics with God by dancing and praising in five rituals. Every single ‘raka’at’ designates ‘suluk’ to God. This Brai art proves that Cirebon is recognized as the central area for the spread and development of Islam and Sufism because Cirebon has a strategic area both of the Pacific as well as and the maritime area.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Ilmu Sejarah > Sejarah Peradaban
Divisions: Fakultas Ushuluddin Adab dan Dakwah
Depositing User: H. Tohirin S.Ag
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 06:51
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2021 09:06

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