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Jaka Tarub and Nawang Wulan by Siripikan Jaka Tarub and Nawang Wulan by Siripikan
Jaka Tarub and Nawang Mulan

Jaka Tarub was a handsome and diligent young man. He lived in a village near a lake. One day, when Jaka Tarub passed the lake, he heard some giggles and laughs of some girls who were bathing in the lake. He was curious, so he peeped through the bushes. There were seven beautiful girls in the lake. They’re fairies from the heavenly kingdom of kahyangan. Jaka Tarub saw a scarf near the bushes. It belonged to one of the fairies. Jaka Tarub then took it and hid it.

Crack!!! Accidentally, Jaka Tarub stepped on a twig. “There’s someone!” said one of the fairies. “Let’s get back. Hurry!” she said. They pulled over and wear their scarf. “Where is my scarf?” one of the fairies couldn’t find her scarf. She was the youngest fairy called Nawang Wulan. They tried to search for it, but it was no where to be found. “We’re sorry, Wulan. We have to go back to kahyangan,” said the eldest fairy. “You’ll have to find it by yourself. We’ll wait for you in kahyangan,” she said in empathy. The other fairies then flew to the sky leaving Nawang Wulan behind. Nawang Wulan saw them leaving in tears. She was so sad.

“Excuse me …,” said Jaka Tarub, startling Nawang Wulan. “Are you okay?” he asked. Nawang Wulan moved backward, “Who are you?” she asked. “My name is Jaka Tarub. I was passing by and I heard you crying, so I came to see what happen,” Jaka Tarub lied. Nawang Wulan then told him about her problem. “I can’t fly without my scarf,” she said. Jaka Tarub then asked Nawang Wulan to come home with him. At first, Nawang Wulan refused the offer. But since she didn’t have anywhere else to go, Nawang Wulan then decided to follow Jaka Tarub.

Nawang Wulan stayed with Jaka Tarub in the village. A month passed, and they decided to get married. Nawang Wulan was willing to marry a human because she fell in love with Jaka Tarub. After a year, they had a beautiful daughter. They named her Kumalasari. They lived happily.

Jaka Tarub was also happy to live with Nawang Wulan and Kumalasari. Especially because he always got a lot of harvest since he married Nawang Wulan. He couldn’t even keep all of his harvest in the barn because it was always full. “It’s so weird. Nawang Wulan cooked everyday, but why is my barn always full,” Jaka Tarub mumbled to himself. He was so curious. One day, Jaka Tarub stayed at home. “I want to stay home today. I’d like to play with Kumalasari,” he said to his wife. “Well, I’ll go to the river to wash the clothes. Please keep an eye on Kumalasari,” asked Nawang Wulan. “I’m cooking rice now. Please do not open the pan cover before it’s done,” she said just before she left. “Could this be the secret?” Jaka Tarub thought. After Nawang Wulan left, he curiously opened the pan cover. He found only one single paddy. “How come?” he wondered.

Before lunch, Nawang Wulan came home. She headed to the kitchen to see the rice she had cooked. She found that the rice turned into only a few grains. “Did you open the pan cover?” she asked her husband. “I… I’m sorry. I was curious,” Jaka Tarub said as he realized his fault.

Ever since, Nawang Wulan had lost her power. She couldn’t cook rice with only a single paddy. Their paddy supply was slowly lessened. Their barn was almost empty. One day, Nawang Wulan went to the barn to get some paddy. When she took one of them, she found a scarf. “What’s this? This is my scarf,” said Nawang Wulan startled.

That night, Nawang Wulan asked her husband about the scarf. Jaka Tarub’s eyes widened, “You found it?” he asked. Jaka Tarub looked down and asked for her forgiveness. “Because I’ve found my scarf, it’s time for me to go back to where I belong,” Nawang Wulan said. Jaka Tarub tried to stop her, but Nawang Wulan had made up her mind. “Please take good care of Kumalasari,” she said. “If she wanted to see me, take seven grains of candlenut and put it into a basket. Shake it as you play the bamboo flute. I’ll come to see her,” she explained.

Jaka Tarub promised to take good care of their daughter. He once again asked for forgiveness for all of his mistakes. “I’ve forgiven you, so you don’t have to feel guilty. I must go now. Take care,” said Nawang Wulan as she flew to the bright full moon.


Source: [link]



Finally, after three days working on this artwork ( Q v Q )
Usually, I need more than a week to finish an artwork like this but I don't have that much time so here it is /sowb.
And this deviation would be used as an entry for Maaf Fanart Contest

"Jaka Tarub and Nawang Wulan" is a popular folklore from Indonesia. It came from Central Java. Some sources said that Jaka Tarub is the ancestor of the kings of Kesultanan Mataram, one of the Islamic kingdom on the island of Java in the past --- Wikipedia Bahasa Indonesia: [link]

I can't resist to laugh while working on this artwork. Since I notice that I put Australia as Jaka Tarub and Indonesia as Nawang Wulang ( > 7 <" ) Aussie as the pervert guy! And he married Nesia and they had a daughter ( = q = ) I laugh, nosebleed, and cry at the same time... But why at the end Nawang Wulan must left!? OH GOD WHY!!?

Australia as Jaka Tarub
Indonesia as Nawang Wulan
Malaysia and Philipines as Nawang Mulan's sisters
Mr. Evil Koala as...eh what are you doing there?

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Hetalia © Hidekaz Himaruya
Maaf - Hetalia Doujinshi © dinosaurusgede
Jaka Tarub and Nawang Wulan © Central Java, Indonesia

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:iconkuro-chan88:
Kuro-chan88 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KYAAA! AKU SUKA PEWARNAANNYA :happybounce: 
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Siripikan Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Waaa terima kasih :iconlazyshyplz: Moga kamu juga suka karya saya yang lain
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cael05 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
OHMY! Jaka Tarub! I remember, we actually adapted this into Filipino and made an amateurish radio drama... Haha.. Seeing this fanart now, I cannot unsee Aussie and Nessia as the story's main characters. XD
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keroluv Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
This looks familiar with a folk literature that I used to read (parents never read me a story) but in that version, they used wings instead of scarf and also at the end, they live happily together instead (the guy asked help from..I am not sure whether it is Bathala or any gods, touch by his love, the gods gave him one more chance as long as he is able to identify which of these maidens is his wife, he identified his wife easily and thus was able to be with her and his daughter).
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I've heard some story like that too. But I'm not sure if it's the part of Jaka Tarub's or not. Where did you read it? ( o v o )//
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keroluv Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
It is in my filipino literature book. I think ours adopted from that legend...though why do guys keep on peeping the river when he hears girls laughing XD
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Coz traditionally, we take a bath on the river :iconheplz: That's why I guess...
How about traditional Filipino?
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keroluv Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Hmm well us too I guess since they do take a bath whenever I g t the rural areas...
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SerketXXI Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hi!

anda masuk majalah Mentari Edisi 1020 loh!

jika anda penasaran, liat di Tumblr saya. nanti aq upload foto ^^
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmmphh, uapa ini? :iconpapmingplz:
Aklgshkg, makasih banyak, ya <333
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SerketXXI Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ini source-nya: [link]

aq udah diedit, nanti aq kirim halaman aslinya
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Oke ( ^ 7 ^ ) <33
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MEONGTAN Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
hmm bidadarinya ilang 4 tuuuhhh
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:iconsiripikan:
Siripikan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Iya, nih :iconrlytearplz: Ke mana perginya yang 4 lagi, ya? //galau
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MEONGTAN Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
wah g baik tuh,, korupsi haha
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ran4koak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Lineartnyaaaaa rapii benerrrr :icontearplz:

Gambarnya bagus, pewarnaannya juga oke punya hwaaaa... *sungkemin biar ketularan skillnya* *heh*

oke, Aussie jadi maling selendang, aahhh... cerita jaka tarub emang luar biasa.... pervert *oi* nggak juga sih hehehe....
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Aaaaa makasih :icontearplz:
Aduh, jangan disungkemin. Kasih duit aja //plak
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ran4koak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Gak ada duit tapinya :icontearplz:
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AkariKyoku Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconkoalaplz::iconsaysplz:Haha.....that's what you get for lying, Jaka Tarub....:icontrollfaceplz:
Oh Mr. Koala, I just luph you so much~:iconkissingplz:
BTW, Nice art~^^ :iconloveloveplz:
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm sorry for you Jaka. Well, at least you had marry her and lived happily together even not forever. :iconhawrhawrplz:

Thanks <33
I guess I found another Mr. Koala fan ( > v < ) Yaay! We love u, Mr. Koala! <333
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AkariKyoku Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If only real Koalas are like Mr. Koala..... I would happily hug them and bring them home~//shot
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Asam-Sitrat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student
warnanya... gambarnya.... udah speechless dah >////<b
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Terima kasih banyak :iconlazycryheartplz:
Maaf saya juga lagi rada speechless //plak
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :iconclapplz:
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! :iconyea-plz:
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :heart:
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
INI NDEWAAAAAAAAAAAA
warnanyaaa and GAMBARNYAAAA :iconmanlytearsplz:
SENSEI!
Aku panggil dikau Sensei yah?? QwQ
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Asgmkjkl belum dewa, Mbak :iconrlytearplz:

Nggak! Nggak maooo! Saya masih single dan belum menikah //salah
Panggil aja saya Reza atau Siri. Nggak usah pake embel-embel segala~


Makasih banyak~
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aphin123 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aduh aduh XDD suka warna nya :iconcryforeverplz:
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
M-makasih banyak :iconasdfghplz:
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kuroneko3132 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
bagus banget!!! love it!! :'DDD

Aussie as Jaka Tarub FTW!! XDD
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Makasih :iconyayaustraliaplz: Aussie FTW!
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kureha-alpha Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AUSSIE JADI JAKA TARUUUUUUB!!! :iconletmehugyouplz:
SINI AMBIL SELENDANGKU AJAAAA //:iconsrapplz:
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Aussie si maling selendang :icongossipingplz: //LOL
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kureha-alpha Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Selain itu dia juga jadi maling hariku //:iconsrapplz:
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Colors-of-Fire Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah~ This was my favorite legend as a kid~ :iconblushplz:
B-b-but, wouldn't that make the Nawang Wulan the oldest here?
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, I want to tell the real story here but if we looked on Hetalia side, yes I would prefer so.
The story I put there just to describe the story as well.

But maybe the oldest one is Vietnam.
The other three fairies characters are Laos, Timor Leste, and...um, there are only 6 female characters on Maaf version of ASEAN. I couldn't find the sixth :iconlazepoolplz:
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Satsuki98 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember this story very well in my childhood
This brings up memories :love:
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Hhe, you must be have a wonderful childhood then :iconwipetearsplz:
Not many Indonesian kids know about their folklores now~
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Satsuki98 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, sure do. Long time ago, My parents use to read my some folktales from their place. It was very precious time!
But, as times goes by, they get busier. And it's also very hard to find some folktales story in the bookstore now!
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Roello-G Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Me like this!!! xD
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :iconrightneplz:
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Roello-G Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Btw, nice idea for using this folktale ;u;

After I read the description, I remember reading this story when I was a kid.

Aussie pake baju Jaka Tarub kocak xD
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Hhe, saya ingat sekali karena dulu ada ditayangkan di tv ( * v * )//
Kapan-kapan harus ada yang gambar Aussie pake baju adat/tradisional Jawa lainnya <33
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Roello-G Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist
xD

Stuju banget. Kalo ane dulu liatnya di buku cerita tp sering liat juga di TV. Good job, kak! :iconbravoplz:
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Roello-G Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist
You're welcome ^^
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Chiu0Sora Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
LOL XD

Imut banget

Coloring rambutnya *W*
BGNYA *W*
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Siripikan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Tapi BG-nya itu cuman siluet doang :iconrazycryplz:
Makasih banyak, Chin-aku //chu /plak
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Chiu0Sora Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
tapi pas kok 0W0
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misschocoholic Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aussie and Nesia married and have a kid... (=//q//=)

Aussie cakep sekali disini
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