LONG EARS

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In the past, the tradition of elongating ears was not only done by women, but also men. In Dayak Kayaan, long ears for men shows the status of nobility. However, some inais (greeting for old women) in Bahau that we encountered, long earlobes also symbolizes owners’ beauty.

Longthened earlobes also become the identity of age. Therefore, there is a narrative saying that long time ago, hisangs (round earing hanging from the earlobes), are added by its owner as age increases. And it is a test, because time by time it is heavier. Imagine, the earlobes lengthend in such a way, as the number of hisang hanging.

Therefore, women who have long earlobes are regarded as women who have the patience and are able to pass through long-suffering. Because, almost all whose earlobes made long, are always accompanied by tattos whether on the hands or feet.

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TIUP BIA

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Deky Rindengan (67), warga Tinoor meniup bia (rumah kerang laut) ketiga kalinya sesaat sebelum ibadah pemakaman dimulai. Tiupan pertama saat acara akan dimulai, tiupan kedua saat pelayat mulai berkumpul

Di pemakaman ini, Deky mengaku telah menjalankan tugasnya sebagai peniup bia yang ke 605. Setiap kali dia selesai bertugas, dia mencatatnya di buku agenda. Tidak semua bisa meniup bia, kata Deky. “Waktu 17 Agustus dibikin lomba agar ada warga lain yang bisa juga meniup, tapi memang susah meniupnya,” ujar lelaki yang merupakan generasi keempat peniup bia di Tinoor ini.

Dalam cara yang berbeda, selain di Tinoor, di Kinilow dan Kakaskasen dan beberapa wilayah di Tomohon, meniup bia masih bagian dari tradisi saat ada warga yang meninggal. Padahal Tomohon merupakan daerah agraris. Semestinya tradisi ini ada di masyarakat yang tinggal di wilayah pesisir.

Deky menjelaskan dulu sebenarnya pakai sperak (petasan bambu), tetapi dilarang oleh kolonial Belanda. Bia kemudian menjadi pengganti. Tradisi ini juga dianggap sebagai subtitusi lonceng gereja.

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SARUNG BADAKA

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Some member of family from the groom lift up some food in front of the bride, Jani. Before that, every member of family who attend in Sarung Badaka ceremony give them present like some money then they smear the powder to the bride and groom’s face and hands. Same way they do to the bride and groom’s parents.

After all of groom’s family done, Din who is the groom stay on the stage and all of bride’s family will do the same.

Din and Jani will be married on the next day in Wai Ila village, District East Sulabesi, Sula Island in North Maluku Province. Sarung Badaka is a ceremony like a bachelor’s party before they married.

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