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Moluccas Traditional Villages

Moluccas Traditional Villages


If you enter a village or villages in the Moluccas, one thing that immediately stands out is the one building looks different from most home residents. The building is typically larger, built with materials better, and decorated with more ornaments. Therefore, the building is usually at the same time is also the main markers (landmarks) village concerned, in addition to the mosque.It is the traditional house that serves as a place where sacred objects, ceremonial places, and where all citizens come together to discuss the problems they face. In Maluku, known as “Baileo”, literally it means “hall”. Baileo Maluku use the term “Baileo” as his name, because it is intended as a “hall with” indigenous peoples’ organizations and local people to discuss various issues they face and seek solutions. Pamali Stone, a large stone where the offerings laid at the door of a building in Maluku is a sign that the building is the Hall of Indigenous Peoples. Baileu or Balai Adat which is the main Pavilion building. Nine pole on the front and rear, and five poles on the left and right is the symbol of Shiva Five, a symbol of alliance villages in the Moluccas which have existed for many centuries ago.

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