Exploration of Plant Species in Traditional Ceremonies Kajang Tribe in Bulukumba Regency South Sulawesi

Hilda Karim(1*), Halifah Pagarra(2), Ernawati Ernawati(3),

(*) Corresponding Author


Plant that is used in traditional ceremonies kajang tribe in Bulukumba regency is a symbol of the hopes from society containing two meanings, religious and adjust to the plants function. The research method is descriptive, conducted in Tanah Towa village, Kajang Sub-district which aimed to determine species of the plants, parts of the plants, and the meaning of the plants in traditional ceremony. Informants consisted of indigenous leaders and community leaders who are aged over 50 years, while community leaders under the age of 50 years. Data collection techniques are interview and documentation techniques while processing the data with qualitative descriptive analysis. The result of the research show that, species of plants that is used in traditional ceremony, there are 26 species were classified into 17 order, part of the plant that used are roots (radix), stems (caulis), leave (folium), flowers and fruit (flos and fructus). Traditional ceremonies especially using plants are wedding ceremony, pregnancy, birth, funerals, new homes, agricultural, prolonged drought, pilgrimage to the tomb, and Ammatoa inauguration ceremony.

keywords : traditional ceremony, kajang tribe, and species of plant

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