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Travel in Indonesia: fascinating Tana Toraja culture of Central Sulawesi

Fascinating Tana Toraja culture of Central Sulawesi
In the remote parts of Central Sulawesi of the Indonesian archipelago, an-odd shaped island resembling a hunched-over letter "k", under the Dutch known as Celebes, there can be found a saddle-roof style house type built on piles. Depicted on Dong Son drums as far back as 500BC-AD100, its origin suggests being of mainland Southeast Asia. The region ...
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Desainer Ini Angkat Batik Khas Toraja di Fashion Show ISEF

Adalah Alvy Oktrisni, seorang desainer muda yang mengangkat batik Toraja yang eksotik dalam deretan busana-busana yang ditampilkannya. Di peragaan busana ISEF, ia mengambil tema 'Tree of Life', yang mewakili orang Toraja dan semangatnya."Kain batik tradisional batik Toraja disebut Sarita, sudah ada sejak ratusan tahun lalu," ungkap ungkap Alvy Oktr...
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The Toraja people and the most complex funeral rituals in the world

The Tana Toraja is a regency of South Sulawesi in Indonesia, a picturesque mountainous region that is home to an indigenous group known as the Torajans. For the Toraja people, life very much revolves around death, but not in a morbid sense. For them, a funeral is a great celebration of life, much like a going-away party, and is an occasion in which...
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