Archive for July 2015

Surat Batak Alphabet

Surat Batak Alphabet

Surat Batak  is the name of the alphabet used to write languages of Angkola-Batak Mandailing, Karo-Dairi Pakpak, Simelungun, and Toba. Batak alphabet was still cognate with other characters such as Surat Ulu archipelago in Bengkulu and South Sumatra, Surat Incung in Kerinci, and Had Lampung. This alphabet has several variant forms, depending on the language and region. This alphabet must be know...

Besale

Besale

Besale is the ceremony or ritual conducted by Anak Dalam tribe or jungle people in Jambi to honor their ancestors, expect a blessing, and kept away from all misfortunes. Besale Ceremony is a tradition done from generation to generation of ancestors to the present. The ceremony is purposed to heal people who get sick because of demon.

Old Sundanese Alphabet

Old Sundanese Alphabet

Old Sundanese (Sunda Kuno) alphabet has the basic type of  Advanced Pallawa alphabet. The alphabet has shape similarities to the Tibetan and Punjab alphabet, with some characteristics of dara typology influenced by inscriptions in Tarumanagara times before modified to its distinctive shape. The script was used in the inscriptions and manuscripts of ancient Sunda made from palm and bamboo -14 th...

Balai Panjang Ceremony

Balai Panjang Ceremony

Balai Panjang ceremony is a traditional ceremony of Talang Mamak, a community in Riau. The ceremony is purposed to medicinal treatment and to ask to ancient spirits for preventing misfortune. Source of pic: https://way4x.wordpress.com/cerita-tanah-leluhur/balai-panjang-upacara-tolak-bala-suku-mamak/

Aluk Todolo

Aluk Todolo

Aluk Todolo is the rule and norm of life owned by Toraja tribe in South Sulawesi since a long time ago. Aluk Todolo deals with governmental systems, social systems, and religious systems. In terms of belief, Toraja people believe in one God which they called Puang Matua. Even so, the adherents of Aluk Todolo is relatively open to modernizations from outside. Source of pic: https://way4x.wordpress...