Sumba West Lamboya Village

Written by on May 26, 2012 in Sumba Traditional Villages with 0 Comments

Sumba West Lamboya Village


Sodan village is a very important village for Marapu, there you can find holy houses (rumah nyale-rumah wula podu) and sacred places, also a drum made from human skin that can only be showed on certain occasions and in the presence of `ratos` (priest/chief). The date for Wula podu and Pasola Lamboya is decided by rato of this village, the plain on a high ridge of line of hills (the panorama is fantastic).
At Patiala is the plain where Pasola Lamboya take place, you can reach many traditional villages off the beaten path: an old anchor probably from a Portuguese vessel amazingly kept in a high hill village; holy house with eight carved bird’s heads; meet ratos and see one of the two horses which first open Pasola on February. Every where around you will be welcome as if you were a member of their family; you are staying at Mr Ali`s Hotel and Mr Ali has been introduced as member of their community and rebaptized with a local name. Many beautiful ballades inland or along the coast to pristine remote beaches will gratify your days . You can often get ceremonies in Lamboya, Wula Podu,Topeng/Magowo, Pajura take place in October-November, Pasola in February, Pacuan in July-August. Yawu, weddings and burials all around the year.

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