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Pasola – Sumba

Pasola – Sumba

Pasola is a part of the traditional ceremony for the blessing and success of the harvest of Sumba tribe, every year, in February of March. Pasola is a war drama performed by two groups of men with horse. Each group contains a hundred men carrying blunt wooden spear.   

Tiwah Ritual

Tiwah Ritual

Tiwah ritual is the traditional procession of delivering the ancestral spirits of the deceased relatives to the afterlife by purifying and removing the remains of the body from the grave to a place called Sandung, a kind of stumbling block. Tiwah is the final death ritual ceremony for Dayak tribes in Central Kalimantan, especially the followers Kaharingan religion followers in Dayak inland.

Harvest celebration  (Perayaan Gawai Dayak)

Harvest celebration (Perayaan Gawai Dayak)

Harvest celebration was held in West Kalimantan and Sarawak by indigenous West Kalimantan and Sarawak, especially the Iban and Dayak Army. Implemented on a large scale since 25 September 1964 Gawai Dayak has several ceremonies that run in the city and lamin (longhouse). Various food and beverage offerings to the gods of traditional rice for good results. The poet will read a spell that is specifi...

Philosophy Traditional House West Kalimantan

Philosophy Traditional House West Kalimantan

In accordance with the form and allocation, traditional house of West Kalimantan described the nature of togetherness and tolerance among each family member. Images of West Kalimantan traditional house house upstream must line up with the sunrise, while the downstream part of the house should be the direction of the sunset. It symbolizes the hard work in real life, from sunrise to sunset. Also Re...

Pontianak Old Mosque

Pontianak Old Mosque

At the time of searching Pontianak Kapuas River in West Kalimantan will surely find an ancient mosque that solid stand. Grand mosque Pontianak is also known by the name of Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman mosque. This  is the oldest and biggest in the city of Pontianak in West Kalimantan. This mosque is one of the characteristics of the two buildings is a sign of the founding of the city of Ponti...