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    About Ulos Batak Tribe Indonesia

    Duniacare-About Ulos Batak Tribe Indonesia.Here we one of familiar batak tribe culture is cal Ulos.Ulos is a traditional batak tribe wearing for party like wedding celebration.Here the detail about Ulos Batak Tribe from North Sumatera Indonesia.

    Ulos is Batakness shaped woven shawl. This sacred object is a symbol of blessing, love and unity, according to the Batak tribes proverb which says: "Ijuk pangihot Hodong ni, ni pangihot Ulos holong", which means that if the fibers are binding on the stem of the stem then Ulos is binding affection among others.

    Literally, Ulos means blanket that warms the body and protect it from exposure to cold air. According to the Batak tribe ancestral belief there are three sources that provide heat to the men, the sun, fire and Ulos. The third source of warmth Ulos considered the most comfortable and familiar with everyday life.


    Formerly Batak tribal ancestors are humans mountain, thus the name pinned on their history. This is due to their habit of living and farming in the mountains. By inhabiting the highlands means they must be ready to fight against the bone-chilling cold weather. From this history begins Ulos.

    At first their ancestors relied on sunlight and fire as a shield against the cold. A minor problem arises when they realize that the sun can not be governed in accordance with the human desire. On the day of clouds and overcast often being unfriendly. Being at night feeling cold deepened and fire as the second choice was not so practical use of time sleeping because of the high risk. Umm Al hajatu ikhtira'at, being forced by the pressing needs of their ancestors finally think hard to find a more practical alternative. Thus was born Ulos as a genuine cultural product Batak tribe.


    Ulos certainly not directly be sacred in the early days of its appearance. In accordance with the laws of nature Ulos also been through a long process that takes a long time, before finally becoming one of the traditional symbols such as the Batak tribe now. Unlike the sacred Ulos we know, first Ulos even used blankets or bedding by Batak tribal ancestors. But Ulos they use a much higher quality, thicker, softer and with a very artistic motifs.

    After becoming known, Ulos increasingly popular because it is practical. Unlike the sun that sometimes stinging and sometimes hide, nor a fire that could lead to disaster, Ulos can be taken anywhere. Gradually Ulos become a primary need, because it can also be used as a beautiful fabrics with interesting motifs. Ulos then have a more important meaning when he began to be used by indigenous elders and village leaders in the meetings of the official customs. Coupled with the customs of the ancestors Batak tribe who always choose Ulos to be used as a gift or gifts to people they care about.

    Ulos now has a symbolic function for a variety of things in all aspects of the life of the Batak. Ulos become an inseparable part of indigenous life Batak tribe.

    Mangulosi, is one thing that is very important in the Batak. Mangulosi literally means giving Ulos. Mangulosi not just the usual gift-giving, because this ritual implies deep enough. Mangulosi symbolizes granting approval, the outpouring of love, hope and other goodness.


    In mangulosi rituals there are some rules that must be adhered to, among other things that a person can only be explained by their mangulosi or lineage was under, for example, parents may mengulosi children, but children should not be mangulosi parents. In addition, given the type Ulos must comply with customs provisions. Because each Ulos has special meaning when used, communicated to whom, and in how the traditional ceremony, so the function can not be interchanged.


    During its development, Ulos also given to the "non-Batak". This gift can be interpreted as respect and affection to the recipient Ulos. For example, granting the President or Acting Ulos country, always accompanied by prayer and hope that in carrying out the duties he was always in the warmth and compassion to the people and the people they lead.
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