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Ammatoa Indigenous Village

Ammatoa Indigenous Village (Photo: CeritaFebrian)

Kajang community in Ammatoa Village (Photo: @educationtech)

Ammatoa Indigenous Village

As soon as you enter in this village you can really perceive the locals’ willingness to have you in their village. In fact you will find something which tells “Welcome to Ammatoa Indigenous Village”. This village is inhabited by the Kajang tribe, which is one of the oldest tribe existed in Indonesian archipelago. When exploring the village, if you notice, most houses have similar shape and follow the same direction. Kajang tribe is known for their local wisdom to communicate with nature. In addition, they have a typical traditional ceremony that is practised to reveal one’s lies. The villains and those whose lies are proven during the ceremony will be punished according to the custom. Black is the typical colour used by local villagers, as it is  considered as the metaphor of truth and honesty. Do you want to experience another cultural sensation? Come here and feel the difference!

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Waruga

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the Batik motif illustrates the house of Mamuju King with the stairs, located on the left of the wooden stage house

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Kerawang Datar

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Jagung

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Wakatobi

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Daun Simpor

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Prada Papua

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Ceplok Gayo Aceh

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Anggrek Tewu

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Biji Kopi

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Lok Baintan Floating Market

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Honai

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Sinaran

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Kasih Tak Sampai

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Cengkeh

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Pinawetengan

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Gentala Arasy

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Abimanyu Prince

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Gajah Way Kambas

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Taiganja

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Tabir Tanjung

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Srimanganti

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Tifa Papua

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Sero Tangga

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Buketan Bali

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Karawo Pinang

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Pantai Ambon

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Pucuk Rebung Riau

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Teguh Bersatu

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Tikar Natuna

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Pisang Bali

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Enggang Dayak

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Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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Gonggong Siput

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Kamaro Timika

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Daun Sirih

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Jumputan Bintang

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Bayam Raja

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Parang Seling

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Wirasat

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Tanah Liek

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Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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Tengkawang Ampiek

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Alam Pantai

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Lontara

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Kawung

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Desa Na Ualu

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Singayaksa

The Singayaksa motif comes from the name of a place where Sultan Hasanuddin used to

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Merak Lasem

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Pala Salawaku

This motif illustrates the unique weapons of the Maluku region, namely

Pattimura

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Burung Bidadari

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Kain Cual

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Gonggong Beruntun

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Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Penari Melayu

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Ondel-ondel

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Sekar Jati

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Gedhog Kembang Waluh

a combination of Javanese cultural motif of the Majapahit kingdom (XII-XIV century) with

Pintu Aceh

The motif is inspired by Aceh’s traditional architecture that has

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Dayak Taghol

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