Come On Tracing Values ​​Tradition Kampung Naga

Date Update : Saturday, 16 September 2017 View : 16888

From the first, Kampung Naga in Tasikmalaya district is very well known to tourists because of its uniqueness, namely maintaining traditional values. In the midst of modernization, residents of Kampung Naga maintain the tradition and uphold the noble values ​​of his ancestors.

An area that is right on the edge Highway Garut - Tasikmalaya, Kampung Naga is very appealing to anyone who first came there. Kampung Naga is located in Neglasari, District Sawalu, Tasikmalaya.

Welcome greeting and sculpture Cleaver (Sundanese traditional weapon) greets you upon entering the tourist area of ​​Kampung Naga customary. To be able to enjoy the atmosphere of the village of Nada, you'll need down the stairs in the land of the hill with a slope of 45 degrees. Indeed, it is not easy to climb steep stairs row like that, especially for those who are not accustomed to going up and down the hill.

According to the guide, the steps to Kampung Naga amount of 439 pieces with a length of about 400 meters. What is unique, is said to anyone who tried to calculate rung numbers will change. Maybe that calculates tired, so the concentration is reduced. It was not as mystical.

Turn right at the stairs, from the heights seen ijuk blackish gray houses Kampung Naga. In sharp contrast with the surroundings that looked green and lush. Once past the stairs, walkways, and finally arrived at the rice fields in the area of ​​housing residents in Kampung Naga, covering some 1.5 was beaten this. Traditional feel so deeply felt.

Starting from the village dominated soil and rocks are laid out in such a way, residential buildings made of wood and bamboo unpunished or simply polished white limestone, without electronics and electrical appliance.

All the buildings foundation concept stage house with a large boulder in every corner of the building. Stones that also serves as a buffer just lodged no more than 5 centimeters into the ground. Although it looks simple and fragile, no buildings in Kampung Naga who collapsed during a large earthquake of 7.2 on the Richter scale rocked Tasikmalaya few years ago. In fact, many permanent buildings around Tasikmalaya and Garut suffered severe damage.

For residents of Kampung Naga, every building in Kampung Naga was likened to a human body. The roof is made from fibers likened to the head, the building as a body, and a stone as a foot buffer. With that belief, they are treating the building as well as taking care of the human body.

With a concept that has proven toughness, many eateries and cafes in some areas, including the city of Bandung entrust its construction to the concept of masons from Kampung Naga. Of course, by bringing unique, convenience, and security of the building.

Total buildings in Kampung Naga only 103 buildings with no more and less. Consists of building 100 homes and three public facilities such as mosque, meeting hall, and a barn. Village inhabited by 314 residents. As a barrier village, around the village mounted a short bamboo.

Maintaining tradition

As a traditional village, anyone who resides in Kampung Naga have to adhere to a system of rules, customs, and traditions of Kampung Naga, without exception, including when building a house. Every house in Kampung Naga built facing north and south to one another face to face and back to back against the next row of houses.

Each house has no back door. According to belief, if the house has its own entrance and exit, then any sustenance enter the front door will be out again through the back door.

Every house in Kampung Naga have no furniture in the house other than the closet items and kitchenware. No chairs, tables, beds, and other household furnishings. They cook using wood-burning stoves. The kitchen and living room were placed side by side.

Every house in Kampung Naga does not use electricity, even though the local government is ready to provide electricity to its citizens, so that none of the electronic device there. Though the material they could afford.

What applied in Kampung Naga is not merely to evoke uniqueness, but to maintain the tradition that already feels the benefits. For example, using the fibers as the roof of the house. Fibers provide a sense of cold and cool during the day and provide a sense of warmth at night. Fibers can last up to 40 years so it is more economical than using the isthmus or concrete tiles.

Without coffee table made of Kampung Naga is not discriminating guests who come to visit, all sat together on the wooden floor. As is the case in the presence of the Almighty, all human beings are equal in rank. The philosophy is simple, but very deep.

So even with no bed, all the guests who came from among any sleep on a wooden floor in the room is roomy. All treated the same, no difference at all. Regardless of rank, position, and popularity.

Home form itself shows the attitude of simplicity and more noticeably blend with nature. Elements of nature are so attached to each part of the building, ranging from wood, bamboo, palm fiber, and rock.

Oh yes, to meet the needs of their wood and bamboo for building, of Kampung Naga have a special land that is not indiscriminate felling of trees and bamboo. Even for firewood to cook there is any private land. There are woods around Kampung Naga sacred to be really guarded the integrity and sustainability, the positive effect of clean water for residents was never dry.

Residents of Kampung Naga is not only keeping the surrounding environment, neighborhood residents were taken care of early. One way, every house has no toilet or bathroom itself. Every citizen should be towards the public toilets which are outside the customary land. So even the cattle pens or fish pond into an additional livelihood of citizens, all are outside the settlement boundary Kampung Naga.

Residents of Kampung Naga are followers of Islam. There is a mosque located in the middle of the village, next to the meeting hall residents. In this place, the center of all activities of citizens.

The main livelihood of the residents of Kampung Naga farming. They have lush paddy fields around the village and outside Kampung Naga. They grow rice twice a year, every January and July, so do not need chemicals to kill insects. They believe, in these months, the fields are free from pests. The rice they truly healthy organic rice from drugs.

Each harvest, without being asked, they set aside a portion to be stored in the granary public. The barn used by citizens to the common interest such as welcome guests or ceremonies.

Other livelihood derived from farming, fish farming, and services expertise of citizens such as masons and crafts. Crafts citizens are very interested in tourists visiting Kampung Naga.

As a tourist, Kampung Naga also preserve some kind of art residents, including angklung sered, Flying Since, and Fly Gentung. Angklung art and Fly Since the nature of entertainment and can be played at any time. While Fly Gentung played only at certain times only, during the religious event.

Since the fly and fly Gentung is art with a musical instrument similar to a tambourine. Fly musical instrument Since the arrangement consists of several musical instruments of various sizes ranging from small to large. Fly Gentung musical instrument using large-sized musical instruments only.

Since childhood, the children of Kampung Naga have been introduced in the arts so that wherever they walked away, they do not forget it. They were not forbidden to know the other arts, as long as they re-treading Kampung Naga, they do not carry much less a trick in Kampung Naga. For the preservation of the arts, preservation of customs, environmental sustainability, and preservation of the universe created by the Almighty. (KK)

source: kampung-naga.html

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