Kalosara

Categories: Art and Culture, South East Celebes, Sulawesi/Celebes Island

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 the three stratification people Tolaki in the past namely: Anakia or nobility, towonua / natives, toono motuo /  village elder, toono dadio / most person, and the third stratification is o’ata or slave class.
As a symbol of customary law in the Tolaki for generations, Kalosara can be found in various rules in the law itself as in the following areas: law in the field of government especially the one involving the traditional leaders, the law in the land sector , the laws in the field of marriage, legal procedures in the field of building and maintaining the household, in the field of inheritance law, law in the field of debts, law and procedure in the field of conflict resolution, and the law in the field of defamation and harm to others.

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