Senin, 18 April 2011

Houses - betang batu Ojung


Houses - betang batu Ojung


In Sub Delang, Lamandau District, Central Kalimantan province, there are still many houses visible in the form of a tradisonil betang home. The houses that exist in the District betang Delang average of a hundred years old and is still well preserved today. It indicates that the population in Sub Delang until now still preserve the customs and culture handed down by their ancestors.
One house in District Delang betang still well maintained and frequently visited by many tourists is betang house Ojung Stone. What distinguishes the Stone House betang Ojung with other betang houses are in it there is a lot tajau. Perhaps, this betang house formerly known as the place of residence of a Dayak community leaders who are very wealthy who have thousands of tajau, an urn-like object which by local community serve as a symbol of wealth and honor someone.
Tajau also regarded as objects that have supernatural powers and can bring fortune to people who have them. That said, the people who make tajau are not arbitrary, because he must master the special ceremony before him. But unfortunately, the number of existing tajau betang home is now much reduced, into hundreds. Today, the house betang the nearly 1,000-year-old owned by omas Officials Rich, one of the traditional elders in the district Delang. Lamandau County Government, Home betang Stone Ojung designated as a protected historic building.
Houses betang Ojung Stone has a unique and distinctive. Elongated shape to the rear about two hundred yards, piled stage of ironwood with a diameter of 50 centimeters and 1.5 meters high, and the roof shingles are also made of ironwood. Inside the house there are dozens betang chambers and one chamber is inhabited by one family. Every family has a cubicle dwellers antiques collection of ceramic plates, gongs, ancient cannons, copper trays, jewelry and various forms of Chinese and Dutch who have very rarely encountered. The residents of House betang Ojung Stone is also known to have high artistic culture, which can be viewed from various forms of carvings that decorate almost in all parts of the house, saber (typical weapon Dayak tribes) who stuck to the walls of houses, spears, and various forms of webbing made of rattan.
Although the size of the house is fairly broad and large, but there is only one main entrance to enter this house. This implies the philosophical meaning of the sublime, that is for all family members who inhabit this house has a shared understanding and purpose in everyday life. Whatever the activities undertaken by the occupants of the house, they are still in and out of the same door. In addition, with only one main door, residents are expected to be better able to recognize among the inhabitants of the one with the other residents more closely. To enter, residents must go through the steps that are under the under the house.
In addition to having features of the architecture, Houses betang Ojung Stone also has other features side, the friendliness of its residents. Every visitor who comes will be welcomed with a friendly, no charge, and simply sign the guest book as a medium of introduction. If acceptable, visitors will be invited to drink wine (a traditional beverage from glutinous rice) and chewing betel nut because it was considered to appreciate the local culture.
Another earthy sights can also be seen from the expression of togetherness and brotherhood among the inhabitants of the house, especially when there are problems that happened to one occupant. For example, if there is one family member who died then imposed an absolute mourning for one week for all residents by not using the jewelry, not noisy, do not drink wine, and do not turn on electronic equipment.
source: www.lamandau.go.id, www.kalimantan-news.com

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