Joglo is the name of traditonal home design in Central Java, Indonesia. The characteristic of Joglo home design is the main building design which consists of four main pillars called Soko Guru and the intercropping in the form of beams placed on the Soko Guru. It means that the four main pillars called Soko Guru support the intercropping of beams on them. The interior design of joglo home design consists of three parts of the rooms. the front part is the room called Pendapa, the meeting room; the midle part is the room called Pringgitan, the room to hold a puppet show; and the back part is called Dalem or Omah Jero, the family room which also consists of three rooms (berooms) namely the left room, central room, and the right room. the description of the three spaces namely Pendopo (The front space), Pringgitan (the midle space), and Dalem (the back space) is as follows:
Pendopo is located in the front part of Joglo house design. It is an open space which has no walls. This is related to the Javanese philosophy which is always friendly, open and does not opt ??in welcoming guests. In general There are no chairs in pendopo. There is a mat instead of the furniture. The guests who come is welcomed on the mat, so that the guests and the hosts have equality. The friendly situation is reflected by the conversation on the mat.
The word pringgitan is derived from the ringgit which means puppet. This is the space between pendhapa and the dalem as a place for a puppet show, which is associated with ritual performances for children called “ruawatan”, to release the children from being eaten by the giant god calld “Betara kala”.
Dalem which is at the back part of the Joglo house design is the main room of the house. This is the private room for the hosts. This room contains a fimily room and several rooms. In the past there were only three rooms besides the family room in dalem. The first room is the bedroom for men, the second room in the middle is the bedroom which is empty, This is the room for the first night for the newlyweds, this is interpreted as an event of cosmic union of the god called Kamajaya and the goddess called Kama Ratih. Both are the god and goddess of love. but it is complete with bed furniture. and the third is the bedroom for women.