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Clean-up ritual a la Manggarai people

  •  A quadrated stone is used as a place to hold offerings for the ancestors in Bangka Tuke village in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, during the Congko Lokap ritual that took place on April 4. The Jakarta Post/Markus Makur

    A quadrated stone is used as a place to hold offerings for the ancestors in Bangka Tuke village in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, during the Congko Lokap ritual that took place on April 4. The Jakarta Post/Markus Makur

  • The offerings contain rice and chicken served on betel leaves for the ancestors (Teing Hang) by the customary head of Bangka Tuke village in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, during the Congko Lokap ritual on April 4. The Jakarta Post/Markus Makur

    The offerings contain rice and chicken served on betel leaves for the ancestors (Teing Hang) by the customary head of Bangka Tuke village in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, during the Congko Lokap ritual on April 4. The Jakarta Post/Markus Makur

  • People of Tuke village perform the Congka Sae mass dance surrounding a Batu Compang – a big cobblestone – during the Congko Lokap ritual on April 4.  The Jakarta Post/ Markus Makur

    People of Tuke village perform the Congka Sae mass dance surrounding a Batu Compang – a big cobblestone – during the Congko Lokap ritual on April 4. The Jakarta Post/ Markus Makur

  • The customary head of Bangka Tuke village in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, carries out the ritual of calling ancestors to attend the Congko Lokap ritual on April 4. The Jakarta Post/Markus Makur

    The customary head of Bangka Tuke village in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, carries out the ritual of calling ancestors to attend the Congko Lokap ritual on April 4. The Jakarta Post/Markus Makur

  • Students along with their parents enjoy the Congka Sae dance on April 4. As the next generation, they have an obligation to uphold Manggarai culture. The Jakarta Post/Markus Makur

    Students along with their parents enjoy the Congka Sae dance on April 4. As the next generation, they have an obligation to uphold Manggarai culture. The Jakarta Post/Markus Makur

  •  Women wearing traditional clothes perform a shawl dance as part of the Congko Lokap ritual in Bangka Tuke village in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, on April 4. The Jakarta Post/ Markus Makur

    Women wearing traditional clothes perform a shawl dance as part of the Congko Lokap ritual in Bangka Tuke village in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, on April 4. The Jakarta Post/ Markus Makur

  • The horns of a buffalo are seen on the roof of a Mbaru Niang traditional house in Bangka Tuke village in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara. The Jakarta Post/ Markus Makur

    The horns of a buffalo are seen on the roof of a Mbaru Niang traditional house in Bangka Tuke village in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara. The Jakarta Post/ Markus Makur

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