Research Paper | Anthropology Science | Indonesia | Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017
Studies of Sadan-Toraja Gayang Traditional Knive as Symbolic Function and Meaning
Abstract: Studies presented focus on the ordinances and manners using Gayang on-Sa'dan Toraja culture as a form of inheritance of ancestral traditions that today can be pronounced to be extinct because not much is known more by the younger generation as heir Sa'dan Toraja culture. Approach to the analysis done through the study observation, documentation, interviews and direct practice by the author based on material knowledge that has been handed down directly by the elders adat-Sa'dan Toraja. In modern teks, Gayang using as objects of cultural heritage are visible (tangible cultural Heritage). In modern teks, Gayang using as objects of cultural heritage are visible (tangible cultural Heritage), For example, the current young generation only know the function Gayang used at weddings, but in fact there are many practices that one method when holding a Gayang dagger. The main purpose of this study is trying to express a message or meaning that is contained in full keris is from the keys, gloves, handle the view of the Sa?dan-Toraja. In addition to research on typology gayang and procedures for use in traditional custom through a qualitative descriptive study semiotic analysis method. So for those who know would be offended if he was invited as a guest at the wedding party. Symbolic form intact communicate to the audience something depending on how the information procedure and etiquette of the designers who slipped Gayang waist. That is why the ordinances and manners using Gayang for Sa'dan-Toraja culture needs to be communicated in the form of articles to disseminate information that Sa'dan-Toraja culture is very rich symbolic information that needs to be widely known by science as a form of enrichment studies analysis semiotic visually.
Keywords: semiotic, gayang blade, cultural, Symbol, traditional
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017,
Pages: 474 - 485
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