Photo Essay

Traditional barber has been forgotten?

hair cut

In a market that located on the slopes of Mount Merbabu, that is only open on certain days only, and the day is Pon (Javanese days). Therefore this market called with Kaponan market. If we cross the market that still includes the district of Magelang - Central Java, the cool air would have felt at all.

In one corner of the market there is a traditional barber. Their position precisely located at the top right of the market staircase steps that are characteristic of the market on a mountainside. Only with bare soil and bamboo wall divider, a mirror, combs, scissors, shaver blades and simple cutting hair tools without electricity uses of their work. Although the tool as simple as that, do not reduce their enthusiasm for their activities.

The average barber here are elderly, they came not only from the area around the market, but also came from next town from the market. And they were doing this work for a long time. With rates that are not necessarily permanent and volunteer their sincerity through it. Most of their customers are children, although there are also adults and the elderly. Since this morning already open until noon as the market Kaponan broke up.

At first sight it does not work that special, but it is very interesting to observe. Because now rarely we have encountered Hair Cutting like this. Now in our environment that we live is a barber or hair Cutting with modern appliances are using electricity, even more we call it sophisticated salon or barbershop.

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4 responses

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (17 Sep 2012):

    wonderful, love this essay! my vote

  • Premanand Velu

    Premanand Velu said (27 Sep 2012):

    Neat work...Stands to inspire me!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    Excellent! Voted.

  • noor eva

    noor eva said (27 Dec 2012):

    thank you for all your comments

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