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Mandau and Talawang, Dayak Traditional Weapons of Central Borneo

Mandau and Talawang, Dayak Traditional Weapons of Central Borneo

Mandau Borneo is one of the 5 major islands in Indonesia. Actually the island is not only a place of origin Dayak people alone, because there are also a people of Banjar (South Kalimantan) and the Malays. Among Dayaks themselves, each other grew and develop its own culture. [Read More]

Death Ceremony of Dayak Maanyan tribe

Death Ceremony of Dayak Maanyan tribe

This funeral is a Kaharingan religious heritage  embraced by most  dayak Ma’anyan in antiquity time Dayak Ma’anyan , like many other dayak’s sub tribe was originally practiced the old Kaharingan religion, which is the form of ancestor worship, mixed [Read More]

Dayak Tribe of Central Kalimantan

Dayak Tribe of Central Kalimantan

A Glance Explanation of Dayak Tribe of Central Kalimantan  The three big Dayak tribes who inhabit this province are Ngaju, Ot Danum, and Ma’anyan Ot Siang. Ngaju, like some other tribes, moves from one region to another. They adhere to the old Kaharingan religion, [Read More]

BADEWA, Disease Healing Ritual of Bakumpai

BADEWA, Disease Healing Ritual of Bakumpai

BADEWA, is one of the typical rituals of Bakumpai Tribe which is a sub of Dayak Ngaju Tribe . The ceremony aims to heal the sick in , or in banjar languaged known as Batatamba. Badewa ritual grown and developed before Islam entered the Barito Kuala district. Starting from a [Read More]

A Hundreds of years Baluntang , an Unrecorded Cultural Statue

A Hundreds of years Baluntang , an Unrecorded Cultural Statue

Peoples of Dayak Maanyan calls it Baluntang, while in Dayak Ngaju it’s called Sapundu. Both of it has an almost same shape and function. Its age are hundreds.  Unfortunately, this archaeological heritage has not been officially registered  by the government [Read More]

Bapapai tradition in Central Borneo

Bapapai tradition in Central Borneo

Indigenous Cultural of  Bakumpai Tribes, called “Bapapai” is still alive and thriving among the inland of Central Kalimantan Province. The cultural traditions are held mainly in the process of traditional tribal marriage of  Bakumpai.  Bapapai Ritual, is an [Read More]

Tiwah,the Death Ritual by the Dayak of Central Borneo

Tiwah,the Death Ritual by the Dayak of Central Borneo

Tiwah ritual is a procession that is intended to deliver ancestral spirits of relatives who has passed away to the afterlife by way of cleanse and move the rest of the body from the grave to a place called sandung. Ritual tiwah is unique and distinctive culture, because it [Read More]

Legend of Bukit Batu

Legend of Bukit Batu

THE ORIGIN OF BUKIT BATU Bukit Batu , now better known as the Hermitage for National Hero and Central Kalimantan Hero Tjilik Riwut, located in Central Kalimantan. Currently, by the Government of Central Kalimantan ,it has been established as a spiritual attractions. A long [Read More]