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Tongkonan house

Pallawa is one of the old village of Tana Toraja famous ranks Tongkonan or traditional houses that are still original although it had stood for hundreds of years. Tongkonan ranks seems fine with the line Alang Sura or granary simple create an aura of ethnic, beautiful and charismatic.

Pallawa village is a traditional village in Sesean district, North Toraja regency, South Sulawesi. A classic village has a row Tongkonan and decorated buffalo horn that reflects how hard the family owners of the house to raise money for a Rambu Solo celebration. The buffalo has very expensive price, buffalo mottled pink price could reach hundreds of millions rupiah.

Tinuku Travel Tongkonan house in Pallawa village, beautiful old architecture and ornament genuine Tana Toraja culture

Tinuku.com Travel Tongkonan house in Pallawa village, beautiful old architecture and ornament genuine Tana Toraja culture

Travel.Tinuku.com Tongkonan house in Pallawa village, beautiful old architecture and ornament genuine Tana Toraja culture

Old village at the foot of Mount Sesean beautiful, magical sound stems and bamboo leaves when blown by the wind, cemetery and row of Toraja traditional houses like stopping time to go back to Tana Toraja classical era and culture authentically reflected in the architecture and beautiful ornaments. A Tongkonan can accommodate 30 people and are generally owned by the nobles.

Tongkonan house using finest wood, roof made of woven bamboo and the more aged the more overgrown with moss. Buffalo horns embedded in wooden poles are fastened or plug in front of house. The more the buffalo horns are displayed increasingly rich and high social status of the owner.

Most owners of eleven Tongkonan in Pallawa are descendants Datu Muane. The houses of the name is Sangkonan Sallasa, Buntu, Ne’Niro, Ne’Darre, Ne’Sampea, Ne’Malle, Katile, Sasana Budaya, Bamba I, Bamba II and Bamba Ne’Babu’. Tongkonan in Pallawa also has a 'Rante' is 'Rante Pa'padanunan' like other Tongkongan in Tana Toraja.

Buffaloes have sacred values and social status in Toraja society. A buffalo can cost hundreds of millions if black or white mottled called Tedong Bonga. Wooden buffalo head sculpture is also mounted on front. The pig bones is a sign the owner of the house had held a traditional ceremony of thanksgiving.

Five Alang Sura or granary stands proudly across Tongkonan row. The pillars made of tree logs Bangah or palm. Sun and chickens patterned wood carving on display in front as a symbol of the desire to resolve disputes or problems that occur among men.

Activity weave fabric Parambak or Toraja fabrics are the main activities of Toraja women. One Tongkonan in Pallawa used specifically to sell Parambak and some other crafts such as the dagger with scabbard fabrics, carved wooden boxes, necklace from pig nails, old coins and variety of enigmatic masks.

Tana Toraja is land filled amazing culture, summed over all the customary rituals, Tongkonan and institutions of a society that lives in the fertile soil of South Sulawesi. Paddy fields like a green carpet, mountains and cliffs rock complements the beauty of the culture.

Tinuku Travel Tongkonan house in Pallawa village, beautiful old architecture and ornament genuine Tana Toraja culture

Tinuku.com Travel Tongkonan house in Pallawa village, beautiful old architecture and ornament genuine Tana Toraja culture

Travel.Tinuku.com Tongkonan house in Pallawa village, beautiful old architecture and ornament genuine Tana Toraja culture

Location: Pallava village, Sesean district, North Toraja regency, South Sulawesi.

Activity: Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture and culinary. Explore the flora and fauna. Seeing sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Car parking, restrooms, restaurants hotels and resorts.

Reach Access: 9 km from Rantepao city.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Pongtiku Airport in Rantepao city. Then use the car to Pallawa village.

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