Archive for January 2016

Belian Bawo

Belian Bawo

Belian Bawo is the ritual of alternative medicine for the sick related to the Dayak Benuaq tribe religious belief. This belief is what moves all aspects of Dayak Benuaq community life which materialized in honoring their ancestors, belief in the existence of supernatural forces, and the spirits. This feeling encourages them to always try to please the ancestral spirits and the spirits that sur...

Pa’gellu

Pa’gellu

Pa’gellu is a traditional dance in Toraja (Tana Toraja, North Toraja) it is conducted by 5 girls with the accompaniment of drums, for  Rambu Tuka ceremonies( harvest thanksgiving, newly built home ), weddings, reception for noble guests  and other parties, except funerals Toraja people. Pa’gellu ‘can only be done by adult women because its goal is for entertainment and recreat...

Molapi Saronde

Molapi Saronde

Molapi saronde is a  dance for traditional marriage ritual in Gorontalo. It is danced by the groom on the wedding night at the brides home. There are three cloth color used for the dance, green, yellow and egg yolk yellow. This dance is a way to “molihe huali” which means seek a glimpse of the designated bride. The dance started with the designated groom dancing together with his father or g...