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Districts - Nagekeo
Wajo Village

Wajo Village, which is located in the Keo Tangah sub-district, is one of the rare options to witness the disappearing traditional Nagekeo houses and to get acquainted with these central Florinese people’s long-standing yearly ceremonial cycle. If you enter the village, you will notice the main traditional house, which is called Sao Pile. To preserve Nagekeo’s unique culture, this house was renovated just a few years ago.

 

Around the Sao Pile there are some menhirs. The Nagekeo people believe that the menhirs have mystical powers. If you want to visit the traditional ceremonial house – the Sao Pile – you will be asked to take part in a small ritual during which you must wear a traditional Nagekeo sarong.

 

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The traditional houses and the peo, a fork-like, wooden pole that is erected in the village center, are decorated with beautiful carvings. The carved symbols tell of the villagers’ ancestral history. Besides the art of carving, Wajo villagers are also famed for producing special musical instruments made from bamboo.

 

Wajo Village is also famous for its annual thanksgiving ceremony, which is usually held in June. The ceremony is held for several days. Each day has its own different rituals and motifs. Visitors are warmly welcome to join the ceremony.

 

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Facilities

If you would like to join the ceremony, you can contact Bapak Willy Brodus Lasa (Disudpar Nagekeo) at +62 85237917753.

 

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How to get there

From Mbay, head in the direction of Aegela-Raja. It will take you about two hours to drive to Wajo Village. From Ende, head in the direction of Tonggo-Maunori-Wajo. As there is no public transportation from Raja to Wajo or Tonggo-Maunori to Wajo, you rely on private transport to reach Wajo Village.

 

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