Sade Village, a local Sasak’s encampment during Rembitan area, Lombok

By | September 4, 2014

The Sade Village (S8.83926 E116.29181) is located northward 8km from Kuta beach, in a Rembitan area of Lombok, a debate took around 20 minutes. Sade Village is a many revisit visit by traveller everyday, therefore a encampment beam acquire us and explain a enlightenment along a encampment tour.

The Sasak people live especially on a island of Lombok, Indonesia, numbering around 2.6 million (85% of Lombok’s population). They are associated to a Balinese in denunciation and race, nonetheless a Sasak are primarily Muslim while a Balinese are Hindu. Source from here.

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The many ancient Sasak encampment in Lombok is a encampment of Bayan, situated nearby a feet of Mount Rinjani, that is a building of a Wektu Telu. Wektu Telu is a graphic underline of religion, a syncretic faith of Islam intertwined with elements of Hinduism, Buddhism, and ancient normal beliefs, singular to Lombok island.

A tiny minority of Sasaks called a Bodha (estimated population: 8,000) are especially found in a encampment of Bentek and on a slopes of Gunung Rinjani. They are totally inexperienced by Islamic change and ceremony animistic gods, incorporating some Hindu and Buddhist influences in their rituals and eremite vocabulary. This organisation of Sasak, due in partial to a name of their tribe, are famous as Buddhists by a Indonesian government.” Source from here.

Nonetheless, notwithstanding differences in eremite beliefs, a Sasak live in peace among themselves.

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There were houses, rice stable (lumbung) and rite gymnasium (beruga) in a village. All a roof are lonesome by elephant plant (alang-alang), providing poise in prohibited continue and regard during night. The wall are mostly done by bamboo and a engaging partial is a building and some half wall is done by a reduction of clay and buffalo feces.Well, it was not scent during all. Beside that, it also works as a butterfly repellent.

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The Sasak’s residence fundamentally divided into 3 event : sleeping area, vital room and kitchen. Men are limited during a initial event to strengthen a women in a house, since if a male wish to marry a woman, he has to ‘kidnap’ a women (but with a permission). The tradition has been continue until today…

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Men in a encampment mostly are farmer, while a women stay during home weaving, creation handicrafts and souvenirs for a visitors and tourists.

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The modernization seems unable to change a village, and they still confirmed a flawlessness that also upheld by a internal encampment and their strange denunciation – The Sasak language.

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The opening of their residence is designed not aloft than adult, so each guest come in have to reduce down their conduct while flitting through, it’s a approach to honour a host.

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We enjoyed a debate really most and learn a lot from a enlightenment of inland Sasak villagers, they were accessible too…

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After visiting a Sade village, it was roughly cooking time…and we streamer to Senggiri beach for seafood dinner…

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