Introducing to you post-harvest ceremony held Wehea Dayak tribe in the province of East Kalimantan. To know more closely the implementation of that tradition. Wehea Dayak Dayak tribe is a group of people who lived in the village Nehas Liah Bing, subdistrict of Muara
Wahau, East Kutai regency, East Kalimantan province. In Wehea Dayak life, carrying out a tradition based on the teachings of the ancestors to be the most important part. So strong belief in the teachings of the ancestors, their hereditary perform traditional rituals related to the flow of life, such as birth, marriage, and death.
Never missed, every year, Dayak Wehea also held ceremonies when rice harvest season arrives. When the rice harvest season has arrived, Wehea Dayak tribe in the village of Liang Bing Nehas Plai Lom held tradition. Plai Lom Day tradition is determined based on the calculation of customary star Wehea and days that are considered both by the traditional elders in the village of Liang Bing Nehas.
This tradition is carried out as an expression of gratitude for the harvest Dayak Wehea received during the year. Through this ceremony, the Dayak tribe Wehea hope all the villagers have a long life safety of the Creator. Through this ritual also, they hoped for in the next planting season, rice and crop pests avoid the disease, and the results are abundant.
One day before the implementation of the Lom Plai, all citizens Wehea Dayak tradition of preparing all kinds of needs. Wehea Women prepare traditional dishes for dinner together, like making lemang or rice cooked in a bamboo splinter, cooked fish and grilled meats. While men Wehea make clothing and masks from banana leaves and foliage that grows in the village of Liang Bing Nehas. When the day arrived tradition, masks and the clothes worn by the men to dance Hudoq Wehea Dayak.
When a gong is struck by the descendants of King in the Dayak Wehea reads, a series of events Plai Lom tradition began. The event begins with the tradition Embos Min implemented by Wehea Dayak women and led by village elders. In this event, they walked while carrying chicken feathers that have been assembled in such a way. They walked around the village waving feather that brought it. Implementation of this tradition is believed to give away all bad luck and evil that exist in Wehea Dayak village.
When the women Dayak Wehea perform rituals in the village Nehas Embos Min Liang Bing, the men Wehea held tradition at war or in the upstream river Seksiang Bing Liang. Under customary rules prevailing in the village, not everyone can become a participant tradition. Participants must be male and strong physically.
Above the wooden boats that go with the flow of the river swept away, they attacked each other like a battle. As a weapon, they use tree twigs that resemble spears. During this ongoing tradition, each participant must comply with the rules of the game, such as attacking opponents should not be near or behind him. This game lasted until the traditional elders to give a sign that the ritual has ended Embos Min.
The next day, a series of events continued with the ritual of pouring. In this ritual, every citizen of each other residents flushing with water is believed to be holy water. For Dayak Wehea, this tradition became a hope for water supply in the next planting season is much better than this year. In the evening, the Dayak tribe Wehea Hudoq nuanced playing of dance magic.
This dance is a traditional dance of Dayak Wehea which is believed to cure diseases. By Wehea Dayak tribe, this dance also became the media to invite the spirits of the ancestors. Ancestral spirits were believed to keep the rice will be planted next from pest attack. In the tradition of Lom Plai, Hudoq become the most important part.
Once the importance Hudoq in this tradition, not all citizens can be a dancer Hudoq. Dancers Hudoq an elected person who is believed to have supernatural powers and is able to summon the spirits of the ancestors Wehea. Hudoq addition, they also play a variety of other traditional dance as entertainment.
As the implementation of the previous year, Dayak Wehea closing ceremony ritual with Molding Lom Epang Plai Plai. Usually, this tradition held in the afternoon. When the last day of the implementation of the tradition has arrived, all the villagers gathered in an open field that has been determined. In this field, they held a prayer ceremony led by the traditional elders Wehea.
In Wehea Dayak languages, they pleaded to the Creator for the village protected from all kinds of disasters. This prayer is played non-stop since late afternoon until sunrise. Shortly before sunset, with traditional elders to continue the ritual slaughter a chicken as a sacrifice. After slaughter and the inside of the cleaned chicken, chicken sacrifice made it plugged in a bamboo.
Bamboo is then plugged in a banana tree that had been prepared previously. In addition to the banana tree, looks a plate of offerings in the form of a few grains of rice and two chicken eggs. When the blood of sacrificial chickens were dripped into the soil, sowing grain indigenous elder as he walked around the stem of bananas. For the Dayak Wehea, this tradition became a symbol of the tribe Wehea offerings to the spirits of the ancestors. Plai Lom whole series ends with a prayer together. After this ritual was over, residents returned to their homes and prepare for the need to implement the planting period of rice the next day.
Interested to see up close execution tardisi Plai Lom? you can visit the village of Dayak in the village Wehea Nehas Bing Liang. To reach this village, you can depart from the city of Samarinda towards Sangatta area, approximately 4 hours using a motor vehicle. Arriving in the area Sangatta, you can continue the journey toward the village Nehas Liang Bing, approximately 5 hours through land routes.