Toraja Wood-Carving Motifs - Ukiran Toraja

 

TORAJA WOOD-CARVING MOTIFS
U K I R A N   T O R A J A

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ne' limbongan
the legendary designer
of these motifs

pa'barre allo
the sun and its rays

pa'boko' komba kalua'
the inside of a large bracelet

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pa'bombo uai
insect skating on water

pa'bulintang siteba'
a school of tadpoles

pa'bulu londong
cock's feathers

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pa'bungkang tasik
the sea-crab

pa'erong
the coffin

pa'kadang pao
a mango hook

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pa'kapu' baka
the Gordian knot

pa'kollong bu'ku'
the neck of a pigeon

pa'manik-manik
a string of pearls

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pa'sala'bi'dito'mokki
embroidery made of bamboo

pa'pollo' gayang
golden creese

pa're'po' sangbua
dancing alone

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pa'sepu' to Ronkong
sirih pouch of Rongkong people

pa'sulan
embroidery

pa'tanduk re'pe
raised horns

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pa'tangke lumu'
a moss branch

pa'tedong tumuru
buffalo lying in a mud bath

pa'sekong sala
that which is like a hook

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pa'tedong
the buffalo

pa'ulu gayang
handle of a golden creese

pa'ulu karua
eight heads

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Carvings shown here were taken from
this booklet.
TORAJA PHOTO GALLERY

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PHOTOS OF TORAJA COMMUNITIES
with background music

ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS OF TANA TORAJA

TORAJA DANCES &
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

MATERIAL SYMBOLS IN THE TORAJA SOCIETY

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