SRIMANTARY SAID, TAKPALA IS NOT A BORING PLACE

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Zonalinenews-Kalabahi,- Takpala traditional village seems to have a strong attraction that does not make the visitors feel bored. Feel the beautiful woman, Srimantary Abdul Syukur who had lived 21 years ago in coral city, Kupang, east nusa tenggara province (NTT).

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Women who was born in Kalabahi, 20 June 1996 is admitted not bored to visit Takpala. Moreover, she was interested in the customs and knick-knacks and views brought by the foot of taklelang mountain is very strategic. “Special,” she said. “I am interested because the traditional clothes with the trinkets, keep the village is special, so let far but if it has to pay with the view there” said Sry, nicknames.

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“Not to mention wearing custom clothing, just so cool that Sry has gone twice to takpala, precisely in september 2016 and august yesterday, and that place does not bother” Sry sparks. Students majoring in public sector accounting semester seven of Kupang Polytechnic seems to be alignment and do not get tired of knowing the customs of takpala and knick-knacks. (foto 2) “Keng” or Sarong is the weaving of the coast which is now the main customary clothing of women in every custom ritual after the shift. Initially using a bark that is also called “Kaa”. Similarly “Nowang” or Blanket.

The shift is most likely to be disseminated by the knowledge of coastal locals on weaving and the strong BARTER system of the past as well as the entry of Religion. It is said, “Kaa” is only used to cover the genitals. In addition to Nowang, Kiti-kiti (Crown / Headbound), Sora (machete), Pet Kafuk (Bowbow Arrow), Baisa (belt), Koling (shield), and Kamol (basket, storage place of betel nut) for the equipment of the man. (Foto 3) In addition to the “Keng”, there is more use / Fulak (basket, storage place of betel nut), Awering (jewelry like necklace of head bender / leaf palm tree), Fok (womans belt) and Lasing (bracelet) is the expression for the women. Awering is the common name for all types of jewelry or necklace. Sry also call, the people are friendly and open will make us feel at home. “for me just the word bored for Takpala is not there. I love there and i need to going back soon.

Informed that Takpala is located in Alor Regancy (NTT). precisely in Hamlet II, West Lebur Village, North Central Alor District. follow model photos in facebook group account “#KOLSENTER (art group and tearet)”.(*Danil Takpala)

Indonesian Version

Srimantary Sebut, Takpala Itu Tempat Tidak Bikin Bosan

Zonalinenews-Klabahi,- Kampung tradisional Takpala nampaknya punya magnet yang kuat sehingga tidak membuat para pengunjung merasa bosan. Hal ini dirasakan wanita cantik, Srimantary Abdul syukur yang sudah hidup 21 tahun silam di kota Kupang.

Wanita kelahiran Kalabahi, 20 juni 1996 ini mengaku tidak bosan berkunjung ke Takpala. Apalagi ia tertarik dengan pakain adat dan pernak-pernik serta pemandangan dibawa kaki gunung Taklelang yang sangat strategis.

“Istimewa katanya. Saya tertarik karena pakaian adat sampe dengan perna-pernik, terus letak kampungnya istimewa. Jadi biar jauh tapi kalau sudah sampai pasti terbayar dengan pemandangan disana,” sebut Sry, sebutan nama panggilannya.

 “Belum lagi langsung mengenakan pakaian adatnya. Pokonya keren habis sampai-sampai, Sry sudah dua kali ke takpala, tepatnya dibulan September 2016 dan Agustus 2017 lalu. Takpala itu tempatnya tidak bikin bosan” percikan Sry. Mahasiswa jurusan akuntansi sektor publik semester 7 di Politeknik Negeri Kupang ini nampaknya penarasan dan tidak bosan mengetahui pakain adat Takpala dan pernak-perninya.

 (gambar 2 disini) “Keng” atau Sarong adalah tenun ikat dari pesisir yang kini menjadi pakain adat utama para perempuan dalam setiap ritual adat setelah pergeseran. Mulanya menggunakan kulit kayu yang juga disebut “Kaa”. Demikian juga “Nowang” atau Selimut.

Pergeseran itu kemungkinan besar disebabkan oleh pengetahuan penduduk lokal pesisir terhadap tenun ikat dan sistem BARTER yang kuat pada masa lampau juga dengan masuknya Agama. Konon, “Kaa” hanya digunak untuk menutupi alat kelamin. Selain Nowang, Kiti-kiti (Mahkota/Pengikat Kepala), Sora (kalewang), Pet Kafuk (Busur Anak Panah), Baisa (Ikat Pinggang), Koling (Penangkis senjata), dan Kamol (Bakul, siri pinang untul laki-laki) untuk perlengkapan Laki-laki. (Gambar 3 disini)

Sedangkan selain “Keng”, ada lagi Pakai/Fulak (Bakul tempat siri pinang perempuan), Awering (Muti pengikat kepala/ sekrang daun Koli), Fok (Ikat pinggang wanita) dan Lasing (gelang kaki) adalah perlemkapan untuk para perempuan. Awering adalah sebutan umum untuk semua jenis muti.

Sry pun sebut, penduduknya yang ramah dan terbuka akan membuat kita betah. “bagi saya pokoknya kata bosan untuk ke Takpala itu tidak ada. I love there and i need to going back soon”. (*Danil Takpala)


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