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ROYAL CHARIOT MUSEUM

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Next to the Sultan Palace, precisely at the west side of it, there is a Museum Kereta or Museum of Chariot. Generally, the collections were bought at the era of Sri Sultan HB VIII who was considered as the reformer Sultan.  At this time, there were no more war in the kingdom of Yogyakarta, therefore Sultan began to do other activities such as renovating the palace and buying chariots.
There are 22 chariots kept at the Museum Kereta Yogyakarta. The museum used to be the garage for the chariots of the palace. Some sacred chariots are isolated and only opened as the visitors come. Those 22 chariots are:
  1. Kereta Kyai Jongwiyat
    It was a relic of Sri Sultan HB VII which was manufactured in Netherlands in 1880. It was used in a war to control the soldiers' and etc. Sri Sultan HB VII was the sultan who was often involved in wars with the Dutch.  The chariot was pulled by six horses. It was once used when the Sri Sultan HB X daughter got married. Some of parts of this chariot have been changed such as the color that was changed into yellow (see picture).
  2. Kereta Kyai Jolodoro
    It was a relic of Sri Sultan HB IV that was manufactured in Netherlands in 1815. It was a chariot for women (from he word 'Jolo' = cruise and Doro=women). These four horses had a driver who stood on the back of the chariot (see picture).
  3. Kereta Roto Biru
    It was a relic of Sri Sultan HB VIII that was manufactured in Netherlands in 1901. It was caled Roto Biru since its blue colors almost in all over the part. This carriage was used for the commander of the war (see picture).
    When Sri Sultan HB X' daughter got married, it was used to take his son in law's parents. The carriage used four horses.
  4. Kyai Rejo Pawoko
    The chariot was made in 1901 in the era of Sri Sultan HB VIII. It was dedicated for his brothers. Some said that this four horses carriage was bought as the Pak Karno’s birthday in 1901 (see picture).
  5. Kereta Landower
    It was a relic of Sri Sultan HB VIII that was manufactured in Netherlands in 1901. Long time ago, it was displayed at Ambarukmo Hotel. The chariot needed four horses to run.(see picture)
  6. Kereta Premili
    It was manufactured in Semarang in 1925 with spare-parts from the Dutch. This four horses chariot was used to pick up the palace dancers. On one of the wheels, there was a note ‘G.Barendsi’.(see picture)
  7. Kereta Kus No: 10 (read: Kus Sepuluh).
    It was a relic of Sri Sultan HB VIII that was manufactured in Netherlands in 1901. It used to be a Landower that could be used for marriage. Its color was changed from green into yellow.(see picture)
  8. Kereta Kapulitin
    The chariot was a race chariot. It was bought in the era of Sri Sultan HB VII who really loved horse racing. It was only a horse carriage.(see picture)
  9. Kereta Kyai Kutha Kaharjo
    It was a relic of Sri Sultan HB IX that was manufactured in Berlin in 1927. It was used to accompany the events hold by the palace. The chariot needed four horses to run.(see picture)
  10. Kereta Kus Gading
    It was a relic of Sri Sultan HB VIII that was manufactured in Netherlands in 1901. The chariot needed four horses to run.(see picture)
  11. Kereta Kyai Puspoko Manik
    It was made in Amsterdam.  Besides used to accompany the events hold by the palace, it can also be used for marriage. The chariot needed four horses to run.(see picture)
  12. Kereta Roto Praloyo
    This is a corpse carriage that was bought in the era of Sri Sultan HB VIII in 1938. It was the carriage that brought the body of Sultan from the palace to Imogiri. This chariot needed eight horses to run.
  13. Kereta Kyai Jetayu
    It was bought in the era of Sri Sultan HB VIII in 1931 as vehicle for the Sultan’ daughters. It needed four horses that the driver rode the horse.(see picture)
  14. Kereta Kyai Harsunaba
    It was a daily vehicle for Sri Sultan HBVI-VIII that was bought in 1870. It needed four horses.(see picture)
  15. Kereta Kyai Wimono Putro
    It was bought in the era of Sri Sultan HB VI in 1860 for the ceremony of the crown successor. It needed six horses.(see picture)
  16. Kereta Kyai Manik Retno
    It was bought in the era of Sri Sultan HB VIII in 1815. Made in the Dutch, it was cruiser for the Sultan and his wife. It needed four horses.(see picture)
  17. Kereta Kanjeng Nyai Jimad
    This is the sacred chariot of the palace. It was made in 1750 as the gift of the Spain that had a relationship in trading with the palace. The chariot was used by Sri Sultan HB I - III. This chariot needed eight horses to run.(see picture)
  18. Kereta Kyai Mondro Juwolo
    This chariot was used by Pangeran Diponegoro. Made in 1800, it was renovated as Festival Kraton Nusantara was held. This chariot needed eight horses to run.(see picture)
  19. Kereta Garudo Yeksa
    Made in 1861, it was used in the era of Sri Sultan HB VI for the Sultan successor. This chariot was also called as Kareta Kencana (golden chariot). This chariot needed eight horses to run. All of the part of this chariot is still original including the symbol of Garuda made of 18 carat 20 kg. The crown of the chariot, was believed had inspired Soekarno to create Tugu Monas. The designer of the chariot was Sri Sultan HB I himself. This one horse carriage is still used until now.(see picture)
  20. Kereta Landower Wisman
    It was bought in the era of Sri Sultan HB VIII in 1901 from the Dutch and was once renovated in 2003. This chariot needed four horses to run.(see picture)
  21. Kereta Landower Surabaya
    This chariot was ordered from the era of Sri Sultan HB VII, however it can be used in the era of Sri Sultan HB VIII. It was made in Switzerland and used for transportation vehicle.(see picture)
  22. Kyai Noto Puro
    It was a relic of Sri Sultan HB VII that was manufactured in Netherlands. The chariot was used in war. It was once renovated. The chariot needed four horses to run.(see picture)

Besides those chariots, Museum Kereta Yogyakarta also provided the replica of pelana or horse belt used by Sultan, Pelana Kyai Cekatha. The real belt was ornamented with gold and diamond. Some belt was made of tiger leather. Other collections were clothes and some accessories for horse riding.

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