Archive for June 2016

Suanggi dance

Suanggi dance

Suanggi Dance is a traditional dance from West Papua. The dance tells about a story of a husband who is left behind by his wife who died because of angi-angi (supernatural creature).

Papua War Dance

Papua War Dance

War Dance is a name of one of the traditional dances in West Papua. The dance symbolizes the heroism and bravery of Papua people. The dance is usually performed by hillbillies in the time when the chieftain order the people to go to war. By performing the dance, the warriors will be on fire.

Thousand Feet House, Traditional House of Papua

Thousand Feet House, Traditional House of Papua

The traditional house of Arfak tribal in West Papua is called Rumah Kaki Seribu or Mod Aki Aksa (Lgkojei) in native language which means ‘thousand feet house’. The traditional house is a stage-like house with many poles as the prop of the house. The roof of the house is made of straws and the poles are made of sagoo tree. The length of the poles are varied which is believed to prote...

Kue Gelang Ubi

Kue Gelang Ubi

Kue gelang ubi is one of the Malayan tradisional cakes in the form of bagel. It is made of  cassava or sweet potatos coated with sugar.

Roti Gambang

Roti Gambang

Roti gambang has been one of the traditional Batavia cookies in the form of bread. The cookie is firstly introduced in the Dutch colonial era in Indonesia. The characteristics of the cookies are the brown sugar and sesame.