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Tenganan village genuine Balinese traditional culture in scene, pandanus war and woven fabric Gringsing

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Tinuku Travel ~ Tenganan Pegringsingan is a traditional village in Manggis district, Karangasem regency, as one of the Bali Aga village are villagers still maintain the original culture of Bali. Village in the east of Bali island has the architecture, layout, lifestyle and others refer to traditional rules of customary village directly inherited from ancestors.

Tenganan village is genuine Balinese traditional village that has building shape, building size, the location of temple, legal and social institutions still follow the rules of customary hereditary maintained without being influenced by modern world. Villagers Hindu Indra god sect and still use barter system in their daily lives.

Tinuku Travel Tenganan village genuine Balinese traditional culture in scene, pandanus war and woven fabric Gringsing

Tinuku.com Travel Tenganan village genuine Balinese traditional culture in scene, pandanus war and woven fabric Gringsing

Travel.Tinuku.com Tenganan village genuine Balinese traditional culture in scene, pandanus war and woven fabric Gringsing

The village of 1,500 hectares has a total of about 3,862 inhabitants, the majority work as rice farmers and others make variety of crafts typical of Tenganan are woven bamboo, carvings and paintings on palm leaves are processed using fire.

The travelers will watch the village buildings and scenes directly from residents who draw on palm leaves. The women weave cloth Gringsing done using double bind technique as the only one in the world weaving techniques.

Life is still governed by Awig Awig or customary law written in the 11th century and refurbished in 1842. Construction of houses built using mixture of red rocks, river rocks and soil. The roof is made of a pile of Rumbi leaves. The whole house has relatively the same shape and size with typical entrance is only one meter width.

The villagers have a unique tradition in recruiting candidates for village leaders through the Mesabar-Sabatan Biu procession or banana war. Village head candidate was educated according to custom since childhood or gradually. On the specified date in the local calendar system, usually around July, will be held Ngusaba Sambah with unique tradition in form of Mageret Pandan or Mekare-Kare or pandanus war.

Mageret Pandan presenting two pairs of young men to fight on stage with each slice using pandanus thorns. The incision spines inflict severe injuries on body, but they have medicinal antiseptic from the traditional material tubers were smeared on all the wound to dry and heal in a few days. Tenganan population known is Hindu Indra god sect that believed the god of war.

Community uphold the concept of Tri Hita Karana and apply in everyday life. Tri Hita Karana are the three rules are Perahyangan is humans relationship with god, Pawongan are humans with other humans and Palemahan are humans with the natural environment.

Tinuku Travel Tenganan village genuine Balinese traditional culture in scene, pandanus war and woven fabric Gringsing

Tinuku.com Travel Tenganan village genuine Balinese traditional culture in scene, pandanus war and woven fabric Gringsing

Travel.Tinuku.com Tenganan village genuine Balinese traditional culture in scene, pandanus war and woven fabric Gringsing

The system is the parental marriage and granting rights the same degree for the women and men in inheritance law. This rule is different from Balinese culture generally giving the right to the man as the main beneficiary owners.

Cutting down trees must go through a complicated process, residents must report to the head tribe and not allowed to cut down trees that are still alive well. Tree be felled if otherwise 3/4 of dead and should bring five witnesses to convince the truth.

Location: Tenganan Pegringsingan village, Manggis district, Karangasem regency, Bali, postal code: 80871.

Activity: Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture and culinary. Seeing sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Car parking, restrooms, restaurants, hotels and resorts.

Reach access: 55 km from Denpasar city.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar city.

Advice: Usually around July will be held Ngusaba Sambah tradition. There are no public transport, but easy to reach by car or motorcycle.

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