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Cancar spider rice field

Cancar spider rice fields or lodok are spider-shaped rice field in Cancar Village, Ruteng District, Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara where Manggarai people manage communally owned tribal land in Lingko system to meet common needs and distribution by tribal chief or Tu'a Teno.

The distribution system of paddy fields by the ancestors of Manggarai community was carried out in a central location where the zero point in the middle of the land. The lodok pattern uses a long line from the midpoint to the outer plane or cicing. The philosophy follows the shape of the cobwebs where the small part is inside and is getting wider.

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Tu'a Teno is authorized to determine the distribution of rice fields through tribal rituals called Tenteatau is to plant Teno timber at the epicenter point with a goat offering as a marker that the land arrangement has been valid. The lodok lodge form in Manggarai is the only one in the world and a cultural uniqueness that is still maintained.

Tu'a Teno as tribal chief and Tu'a Golo as village elders will generally get a larger share of the rice field. Determination of tribal land follows the Moso formula or fingers to adjust the number of heritage land managers and their offspring. This formula calls for prioritized land sharing for village officials and their families, then tribal people and then outsiders.

Customary rules allow outsiders to manage rice fields by appealing to Tu'a Golo and the requirement of bringing a rooster and wine or Kapu Manuk Lele Tuak and passed through a village council meeting led by Tu'a Goloyang and endorsed by Tu'a Teno.

The agricultural system in Manggarai was developed by King Aleksander Baruk who ruled in Nusa Lale Manggarai. The king at that time strongly encouraged the development of agriculture, including by sending many people to learn to grow rice and coffee to Singaraja in Bali.

Currently, the lodok system is still sustainable at 11 points is Lingko Molo, Lingko Lindang, Lingko Pong Ndung, Lingko Temek, Lingko Jenggok, Lingko Lumpung, Lingko Purang Pane, Lingko Sepe, Lingko Wae Toso, Lingko Ngaung Meler and Lingko Lumpung II in eight villages in Meler Village, Cancar.

All the fields are visible from the top Weol is a hilltop where visitors climb 250 steps made from piles of soil and use bamboo as a retainer following a zigzag-shaped path by holding a bamboo fence as a handle on the edge. The travelers generally come after visiting Komodo and Rinca islands to visit Wae Rebo village. Cancar spider rice field is tribal land distribution system in Cancar Village

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Location: Cancar Village, Ruteng District, Manggarai Regency (Flores Island), East Nusa Tenggara.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Frans Sales Lega Airport at Ruteng. Then travel overland to Cancar for 20 kilometers.

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