Posts Under West Sumatra Category

Tabuik – Pariaman

Tabuik – Pariaman

Tabuik is a local commemoration of Asyura, the day of Imam Husein (the grandchildren of Muhammad SAW) death. This tradition is held in Pariaman, Minangkabau, West Sumatra. In this event, the Karbala war where Imam Husein was killed is concocted. Etymologically, Tabuik is a term for bier carried on the event then anchored to the sea. 

Jam Gadang-Bukit Tinggi

Jam Gadang-Bukit Tinggi

Jam Gadang is the landmark of Bukit Tinggi and West Sumatra province in Indonesia.  This is also the typical symbol of West Sumatra has a story and unique because he is already decades. Clock Tower was built in 1926 by architect Yazin and Sutan Gigi Ameh. Laying the first stone was carried out hours Rook Maker’s first son who was then 6 years old. This clock is a gift from the Queen of...

Balimau

Balimau

Balimau is a tradition of taking a bath using lime in Minangkabau. Usually done in a certain area with river and baths. Inherited hereditary, it is believed that the tradition has been done for centuries. Balimau aims to clean the body and soul before entering Ramadhan. In the days of yore, lime was used as soap in some areas in Minangkabau because it dissolves oil or sweat on a body. Source of...

Titi, Traditional Tattoo of Mentawai Tribe

Titi, Traditional Tattoo of Mentawai Tribe

Mentawai tribe is one of the original tribes of Indonesia who came from West Sumatera. This tribe has a custom for tattooing themselves, which the tattoo is called Titi. The tattoo is in the form of line or specific symbols. The custom is derived from Arat Sabulungun, the scholarly tradition of an inland community of Mentawai. It is a symbol of grandeur that contains eternal...

Ulos

Ulos

Ulos is one of the traditional costumes in Indonesia. It is hereditarily developed by Bataknese people. Etymologically, Ulos means cloth. The process of making Ulos is similar with the way of making Songket from Palembang, which uses loom not spinning machine. Source of pic: http://panduanwisata.id/