Expedition JournalIndonesian Archipelago Cultural Initiatives
Slide no.0 Gorga expedition is an activity under “Sejuta Data Budaya” campaign. “Sejuta Data Budaya” is a campaign which invites Indonesian people, especially the young, to submit traditional culture data to www.budaya-Indonesia.org Expedition date : July 10 – 22, 2012 ..let’s go
Absolutely,not this Gorga... You’ll see her if you try to google “GORGA”….
Various Bataknesebuildingornaments, motifsof decoration.M.A. Marbun,I.M.T. Hutapea.1987.“Kamus BudayaBatak Toba”Balai Pustaka
ExpeditionObjectives! documenting Gorga motifs to have preliminary documentation about megalithic relics.
Siallagan Village King of Sidabutar TombTourism Village of Jangga Dolok Sitorang & Silaen Govt. Building of Toba Samosir Catholic Church of PangururanGovt. Building of North Tapanuli Sisingamangaraja Tomb HKBP Parapat Church Batak Museum / TB Silalahi Center
Toba Samosir Govt. BuildingLeft: District House Of Representatives Locals say the Gorga is from Samosir.Right : District Chief Office Some say, the gorga is from Toba. Gorga also exist on rear side. Many said, it’s totally wrong!
Tourism Village Jangga Dolok The roof still made from “ijuk”. There is a house which has no gorga. The old lady (the household) has no enough money to held the rituals. On left and right side of the houses, there are some army and hero figures combined with Gorga.
…no title Luckily, when heading back home, I was not charged for having extra baggage, though carrying gigas instead of kilos. Sometimes, got too much coffee because of the hospitality of the locals. Hospitality of Nusantara people won’t make you bored..
Interested?• Identify the objects you’d like to observe. It has to be a traditional culture.• Usually the objects scattered to many areas. Therefore, gather information about the locations and try to make your journey map.• Make sure you have at least one contact person that could guide you in those locations.• Wrap this into a proposal, and then send it to us at office@budaya-Indonesia.org