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Phinisi Traditional Boats – Phinisi and Palari History of Buginese Konjos Tribe

Phinisi Traditional Boats – Phinisi and Palari History of Buginese Konjos Tribe

By Horst Liebner* Since the earliest times of human settlement of Indonesia, her seas have been the natural lanes of migration, communication and commerce. Not surprisingly, today’s inhabitants of the Archipelago inherit the perhaps most sophisticated maritime tradition of our World; and, it was this bequest of seafaring and trade that unified the immense diversity […]

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Phinisi Boat Spirit of Konjos Tribe Bulukumba of South Sulawesi Island in Indonesia

Phinisi Boat Spirit of Konjos Tribe Bulukumba of South Sulawesi Island in Indonesia

The Phinisi Spirit The highly valued spices, and the fabled spice route itself, actually originated on the islands of the Malay Archipelago, later known as the “East Indies” or spice islands. Spices from these small islands were transported along a well developed network of sea routes by even more impressive sailing vessels, ancestors to the […]

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Ara People : The Tribe that Build Phinisi : Konjos Tribe of Bulukumba

Ara People : The Tribe that Build Phinisi : Konjos Tribe of Bulukumba

The Bugis people from the village of Ara in the region Bulukumba, often also called Ara person listed as the Bugis boat makers are skilled. They not only make the boat to find fish or bernelayan needs, but also for transportation. In fact, a big boat to trade, such as the dilakoni Sawerigading yore. Because […]

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Kajang Tribe : The Black Konjos in South Sulawesi of Indonesia

Kajang Tribe : The Black Konjos in South Sulawesi of Indonesia

Kajang Tribe/Suku Kajang is one of the tribes who lived in the interior of Makassar, South Sulawesi. From generation to generation, they live in District Kajang, Bulukumba. For them, the area was regarded as a heritage land and they call it, Tana Toa. In Tana Toa, the tribe is divided into two groups Kajang, Kajang […]

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Phinisi Nusantara : Buginese Boat Legend when to Northern America

Phinisi Nusantara : Buginese Boat Legend when to Northern America

Phinisi Nusantara is a traditional sailboat from Bugis, made by Bugis craftmanship. The sailboat was purposely made to participate in an international exhibition in Vancouver, Canada in 1986. In the movie Titanic described how technologically advanced steamers in his time was sinking after hitting an iceberg in the middle Atlantic Ocean and claimed many lives. […]

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Mythology and Legend Boats Phinisi In Tanahberu – Bulukumba South Sulawesi

Mythology and Legend Boats Phinisi In Tanahberu – Bulukumba South Sulawesi

One day a pilolog Bugis, Doctoral Nurhayati Rahman, opened the library closet and grabbed a book of ancient literature Bugis La Galigo. He read a verse about the oral tradition of the Bugis boat philosophical: “If you are having difficulties at sea, then palingkanlah boat to the right seven times. If it had not given […]

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