Posts Under Sulawesi/Celebes Island Category

Rambu Solo – Toraja

Rambu Solo – Toraja

  Rambu Solo is a death ceremony in Toraja, Central Celebes. It is a kind of final homage to the deceased. People carried on the deceased by using a Torajan traditional small house called Tongkonan to the grave in the holes of a cave called Londa. In the ceremony, the deceased relatives made a wooden doll which is resemblant to the deceased. It is said that the doll will resemble the decease...

Mapasilaga Tedong – Toraja

Mapasilaga Tedong – Toraja

Mapasilaga Tedong literally means the act of pitting buffaloes. This tradition is held in Toraja, Central Celebes. Traditional music from a group of women pounding rice in mortars. The tradition is opened by serving grilled pork, cigarettes, and nira water to the buffalo tamer and the guests. Then it is closed by slaughtering the buffaloes called Ma’tinggoro Tedong. 

Pajaga Dance

Pajaga Dance

Tari Pajaga Sulawesi Selatan Pajaga Dance is a traditional dance from Luwu. The dancer is girls with colorful traditional costume called Baju Bodo and equipped with golden glove. From the head until the hand is decorated with golden accessory. The movement is mostly done with hand and harmonize by foot movement creates soft hip move. This dance is traditionally danced by children in the palace an...

Konro

Konro

Konro soup is a traditional Indonesian beef ribs dish from Bugis and Makassar tradition. This soup is usually made of beef and the ribs. The blackish – soupy cuisine is usually eaten with small pieces of ketupat. The color comes from the Indonesian black fruit, kluwek.

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...