West Sumatra, Tari Pasambahan, dance

Written by on July 11, 2012 in Sumatra Festivals with 0 Comments

West Sumatra, Tari Pasambahan, dance


It is a tradition in Minangkabau to welcome honorable guests or to open a traditional event by presenting “Sirih Leaves” in a special container called a “Carano”. It symbolizes a request to allow the ceremony to take place and asks a blessing form the guest as the activities begin. It is performed in a special dance called ” Tari Pasambahan” or “Welcome Dance”.

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