Category Archives: Travel

A small textile that connects “Netherlands-Toraja-Japan”

–In memory of the late Bunga Yohanis– by Keiko Kusakabe, July 4, 2014 In 1999, a Torajan group was invited to introduce cultures such as dance, song and textiles to the annual Indonesian festival “Pasar Malam” held in The Hague, the Netherlands. Among them, Papa’Eka (Bunga Yohanis), who later became the owner of Rantepao’s textile […]

Sekomandi Ikat (Tie) Weaving

Sekomandi Ikat (Tie) Weaving

Sekomandi’ is one of the oldest ikat weaving motifs in Indonesia, a typical woven fabric of the Rongkong – Seko and Kalumpang regions. Sekomandi’ comes from two words, namely “Seko” which means brotherhood or kinship or family clump, and “Mandi’” which means strong or close. So that Sekomandi’ can be interpreted as “a strong and […]

5 Unique Culture and Traditions of Tana Toraja

5 Unique Culture and Traditions of Tana Toraja

Every region in Indonesia has a variety of unique and interesting traditions. One of them exist in Tana Toraja. Tana Toraja, literally means land of Toraja, is a highland situated in the region of Southern Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is well known as the Land of Heavenly Kings. In Tana Toraja tourists are not only can […]

Wood Sculpture from Tanimbar

Wood Sculpture from Tanimbar

Terletak di tepi negeri ini, Indonesia dan berbatasan langsung dengan Australia dan Timor Leste, itulah Kepulaun Tanimbar, sesaat setelah pesawat mendarat di Saumlaki yang berada di Pulau Yamdena, ibu kota Kabupaten Maluku Tenggara Barat yang meliputi wilayah Kepulauan Tanimbar. Dan setelah diskusi singkat diputuskan untuk terlebih dahulu mengunjungi kerajinan pahat kayu khas Tanimbar di Desa […]