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Tabot Ceremony in Bengkulu

Tabot Ceremony in Bengkulu

In Bengkulu, Tabot ceremony is a mourning event of Syaid Agung Husien bin Ali bin Abi Thalib, one of the grandchildren of the prophet Muhammad SAW. The event was brought along by English army and derived from Shipoy tribe in India. Source of pic: http://kebudayaanindonesia.net/

Tabot

Tabot

Tabot is a remembrance ritual for the death of Hasan and Husein, the great prophet Muhammad’s grandchildren, at Karbalah. This sacred  ritual is done every year for ten days on the first to tenth Muharam. To the locals, this ritual have to be held in order to avoid Konon bagi masyarakat setempat, ritual budaya harus dilaksanakan agar mereka terhindar berbagai hardships and outbreaks of ...

Dol Music

Dol Music

Bengkulu province traditional music with Dol and Tesa as its main instruments. Dol is made out of log which hollowed at the center and then covered by ox skin. It’s diameter is 70 – 125 cm and its club is 5 cm wide and 30 cm long. Tessa is made out of copper, tembaga,  iron plate, aluminum or even a crock and then covered dried goat skin. There are 3 basic techniques in playing dol whi...

Batik Besurek

Batik Besurek

Although most people will think of Java when the word Batik is heard, Bengkulu, as many other province, has its own Batik called Batik Besurek. Its unique pattern is made of bare Arabic letters calligraphy.  The original method to make the pattern was by hand although nowadays most are made by printing. Changes also happen to the pattern where now it adds rafflesia flower, kibut flower, pheasan...

Palak Siring Waterfall

Palak Siring Waterfall

Palak Siring waterfall is located in North Bengkulu. The main attractions are it’s thousand stairs and the  waterfall is a Dutch heritage irrigation and is a forest conservation which is labelled as the habitat of Rafflesia flower. Source: http://bengkuluutarakab.go.id/air-terjun-palak-siring/