Friday, July 22, 2011

Learn about Ulos Batak Toba, Batak Tribe Arts And Culture
This is the kind of batak cloth that has high degree on our culture.  Given to them who has been merit from bride’s  parents to bridegroom’s parents.

This kind of Cloth ( Ulos ) is given to woman  that in grieving for her dead husband.  As a respectfull  on all her servise to her husband  during their life.

Ulos with line motif that describes  bird or star for some other  tradition ceremony  such as to welcome for the first child.

Ulos Ragidup
In tradition of marriage of BATAK TOBA, there is ULOS that is given to the new couple. It’s a cloth and called ULOS RAGIDUP.  Ragidup (aragi = life )  is the simbol of life.  This is the kind of Ulos that is so complex and therefor it has high level of degree in Batak culture. This kind of ulos is given by the father of bridegroom and it has a meaning for prosperity to the couple and to strenghten the string of friendship between 2 family in marriage. Sometimes, this Ulos Ragidup is used to wrap up the body of the dead or the coffin.

There is 3 way how to use Ulos in batak culture :

1. Siabithononton ( is used ) : Ragidup, Sibolang, Runjat, Djobit, Simarindjamisi, Ragi Pangko.
2. Sihadanghononton ( is used on the head or just put on your shoulder ) : Sirara, Sumbat, Bolean, Mangiring, Surisuri, Sadum.
3. Sitalitalihononton ( is used on your waist like a sarong ) : Tumtuman, Mangiring, Padangrusa.


Batak culture has millions of cultural treasures. Arts, culture and tourism are found in soil hobo made unique escorted elsewhere. Friendly community that welcomes foreign visitors. We loved Batak culture.

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