Tari Payung, The Traditional Umbrella Dance

Umbrella Dance Tari Payung or Umbrella Dance is Minangkabau’s traditional dance. Minangkabau is one of regencies in Indonesia, which located in West Sumatra. Since Tari Payung played by a pair of young man and woman, the meaning of Tari Payung is telling about the man approaching a girl and how he cares about his girl. The umbrella that being the main utility, is symbolize the main icon to be the shelter for the spouse in having good relationship. The number of dancers in umbrella dance is always complete, and always…

The Spices Of Padang City

Kota Padang Padang city, is one of Indonesian city that located in West Sumatra province and become the capital city of the same province. Dated back to the history, Padang since 16th century was already become the trading center. During 16th and 17th century, pepper cultivation was growth and traded to India, Portugal, UK and Netherlands. At that time, properly in 1663, Padang was under the Dutch colonialism rules. Up to approximately 1780 the most important trade product was gold, originating from the gold mines in the region. When the…

Minangkabau And Their Philosophy

Minangkabau Minangkabau ethnic group is one of Indonesian tribe who live on highland of West Sumatra, Indonesia. They usually being called as Orang Padang. In vice versa with Batak ethnic group, Minangkabau is formed under matrilineal culture in term of marriage, inheritance and the way of living and they are the largest matrilineal society in the world. Dates back to the history, Minangkabau was come from Luhak Nan Tigo, which include Tanah Datar regency, Agam regency, Lima Puluh Kota Regency. Then the culture was spread into the shoreline in western…

The Exotic Province of West Sumatra

West Sumatra West Sumatra is one of the exotic province of Indonesia. Seems like you have a whole package that you will find in West Sumatra, you have culture within the the exotic marvelous view, new friends or even relatives among the local inhabitant. The land itself mountainous and divided by valleys, there are also lakes and spectacular volcanoes. The capital of this province is Padang, one of the biggest well-known city. The most inhabitant is come from Minangkabau people. The ethnic group of Minangkabau is famous for its matriarchal…