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14-10-2011, 14:52
Special Interest is a typical custom home Kalimantan contained in various parts of Borneo, particularly in upstream areas that usually become the center of the Dayak tribe settlements, where the river is a major transportation route for the Dayak tribe to perform a variety of mobility of everyday life like going to work to the fields where Dayak tribes fields are usually far from human settlements, or trade activities (the ancient Dayak tribes usually trade using a barter system that is by mutual exchange of fields, orchards and livestock).

Shape and large houses of this Special Interest varies in different places. There is a Special Interest house that reaches 150 meters long and 30 meters wide. Generally houses built in the form of Special Interest on the stage with a height of three to five feet off the ground. The high buildings of this Special Interest house I expect to avoid flooding during the rainy season which threatened areas upriver in Borneo. Some settlement units can have more than one home Special Interest fruit depends on the size of the household members of the residential community. Every household (family) occupies the chamber (room) that barriers of Special Interest big house is, in addition to the general Dayak tribe also has a home-built single homes temporarily to perform agricultural activities, this is because away the distance between the fields with the settlements.

More than a building for residential Dayak tribe, Special Interest house is actually the heart of the social structure of the Dayak people's lives. Special Interest is a reflection of cultural unity in the daily life of the Dayak people. Special Interest in the house is every individual's life in the household and the community were systematically arranged by mutual agreement set forth in customary law. Common security, both from the interruption of criminal or share food, the joys and sorrows as well as mobilization of manpower to work the fields. The main value that stands out in his home life is the value of togetherness Special Interest (communalism) among the citizens who inhabit it, regardless of the differences they have. From this we know that the Dayak tribe is a tribe that respects difference. Dayak tribes appreciate the differences of ethnic, religious or social background.

Source: borneocentre.blogspot.com

photo by Freddy Hernawan

photo: bontangkreatif.blogspot.com

16-04-2012, 14:25
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