Torajaland day 4
Day 4 was a bit quieter than day 3 with the burrial ceremony had been. The plan for the day was to visit two villages first that we had skipped to see the day before, then lunch with a 2 hour hike down the hill and afterwards visit the oldest toraja-village in Toraja-land. Along the way we were checking out the landscape too…
This is a traditional basked for carrying rice.
*blblblblblb* 😉 Along the way I learned that there are ten categories of water buffalos depeding on the colour and the shape of the horns. This buffalo had been bought for 875 Mio Rupiah (about 5,500 Euro) and is being fattened up for a funeral next year. If they had bought a similar buffalo already grown it would have cost even more.
Then we were off to the village of Sadan where it was possible to see how the Toraja-houses were built. The construction is all traditional with materials that are found in the area (e.g. lots of bamboo).
Afterwards she ‚invited‘ me in her home which was in one of the Toraja-houses. All items you see are for sale. This is the main room and there were bedrooms on each side (about half the size of this one). So not really a lot of space in there which is why most families live in ‚real‘ houses nowaways.rave
And here are some of the gigantic babmboo-trees.
And the weather-vane… Along the way the kids were always shouting ‚gula-gula‘ to me… they wanted sweets… I didn’t have any and that was better as if you give one kid some gula-gula you will be surrounded very fast by lots of more kids.
And this is the oldest village Kete Kesu (from this village they brought a torajan rice-storage-building to a museum in Cologne where it is displayed in the entry-hall). It is said that all the torajan families stem from here.