Toraja Pasussu’ Handcrafts Panel

Toraja Pasussu’ Handcrafts Panel

Wood Age : Circa 1930’

Size : 192 x 120 x 3 cm

Condition : 80%

Earth Blend natural patina color. rustic highligts and light saturation colour. Perfect for low-Medium contrast background

$1,975.00

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Toraja Pasussu' Handcrafts Panel

Wood Age : Circa 1930’

Size : 192 x 120 x 3 cm

Condition : 80%

Description : This Toraja Panel called Manangga dinding' . It is part of the Rice Barn, which is a Traditional Building from Toraja for Keep rice / paddies inside. In other words, rice Barn is called "Alang". Pasussu’ is Straight line pattern is the basic major guidelines in toraja carving. Ancient style of toraja Carving.

In other Words, Pa ‘Sussu’, represents a form of democratic community unity and policy for the determination of the fundamentals of life. People suggested do a right things in life accordance with the rules and norms of the prevailings social norms, as described in pasussu pattern which is majority straight and stay on track.

Earth Blend natural patina color. rustic highligts and light saturation colour. Perfect for low-Medium contrast background

Alang / Rice Barn is Always stand facing the " Tongkonan". As we know, Tongkonan is Traditional house of Toraja Tribe, with their front gables towards the South. Tongkonan is the traditional ancestral house, in other words, Rumah adat of the Torajan people, in South SulawesiIndonesia.

Tongkonan have a distinguishing boat-shaped and oversized saddleback roof. Like most of Indonesia's Austronesian-based traditional architecture, tongkonan are built on piles.

Toraja Pasussu' Handcrafts Panel 

Antique tongkonan constructed by laborious work and it is usually built with the help of all family members or friends.

In the original Toraja society, build a tongkonan cost alot of money. Therefore, only nobles had the right to build Tongkonan. Likewise the nobles, Commoners live in smaller and less decorated homes called banua. Tongkonan are customarily built facing north-south.

Dominating the entire structure is the saddleback roof with gables that are dramatically upswept. Consequently, The internal space is small in comparison with the overwhelming roof structure that covers it.

Interiors are typically cramped and dark with few windows. However, most of daily life is lived outside the homes, with interiors simply intended for sleeping, storage, meetings and occasionally protection.

Platform Below the rice barn, is Used for sitting, Working, conversation / Gathering on Ceremonial, and many more function further. For instance, are used for sleeping ( when Funeral Ceremony held ).

The rice barn are status of symbols, and also token of real wealth.

"Earth Blend natural patina color. rustic highlights and light saturation color. Perfect for low-Medium contrast background." Torayata 99

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Additional information

Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 5 × 195 × 125 cm

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