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Thousand Feet House, Traditional House of Papua

Thousand Feet House, Traditional House of Papua

The traditional house of Arfak tribal in West Papua is called Rumah Kaki Seribu or Mod Aki Aksa (Lgkojei) in native language which means ‘thousand feet house’. The traditional house is a stage-like house with many poles as the prop of the house. The roof of the house is made of straws and the poles are made of sagoo tree. The length of the poles are varied which is believed to prote...

Kalosara

Kalosara

Kalo or Kalosara is an object made of three  rattan strands which then twisted to form a circle. It is twisted counter clockwise or twisted to the left. The end of the third winding rattan thread is then knotted and tied whereone  ends of rattan is hidden in the winding, while the other is left sticking out. This union of the three rattan strands is a symbol that has meaning the unity of th...

Sigale-gale

Sigale-gale

Sigale-gale is a dance that originated from Samosir, North Sumatra. The dance is performed by a human-shaped doll or statue. It is similar with wayang golek which is danced by a puppeteer with the accompaniment of traditional musical instruments. The Sigale-gale doll is made of wood and modified by roped connecting the hinge or the joint of the puppet so it can be controlled from far. Source of...

Raigo Dance

Raigo Dance

Raigo dance is an art that is taught through generations.  This traditional dance is intended as a statement of gratitude for the achievement of business results such as horticulture mainly rice. This dance is not just simply an art forms and entertainment but  also cannot be separated from some traditional ceremonies mainly in Kulawi region and in the  Bada valley. image source: http://kebud...

Paolle Dance and Paddekko Dance

Paolle Dance and Paddekko Dance

Paolle and Paddekko dance are traditional dance of Bantaeng. The dance is used to perform for king enthroning or traditional ceremonies such appainung karaeng or heirloom bathing, harvesting, wedding, or circumcision. Paolle dance is Bantaeng version of Pakarena dance which is performed by 6 to 12 girls, while Paddekko dance is performed by boys. The dancers wear traditional costume such as red ...