The Symbolic Meaning of The Traditional Roof in The Houses of KARO North Sumatera, Indonesia

Halim, Erwin Ardianto and Darmayanti, Tessa Eka and Amelia, Citra (2017) The Symbolic Meaning of The Traditional Roof in The Houses of KARO North Sumatera, Indonesia. In: 4th International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2017, 21-22 September 2017, Colombo.

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The aesthetic elements of traditional house of Karo divided by three parts. They consist of upper part, middle part and lower part. This article explains about Gerga Siwaluh Jabu as Karo’s Traditional House, in Desa Lingga. North Sumatera, Indonesia. This article focus on the roof as the upper part of the house. The roof has the historical, sosial and cultural background. There are the ornaments attached on the roof that has some important roles in Karo’s community. The aims of this qualitative research is to encourage the awareness about the meaning behind the symbols used in Karo’s house. Cultural studies approach used in this research as well as tradition aesthetic theory. The article provide different perspective towards the historical and traditional artifact as the cultural identity. Not only has aesthetic purpose, that aesthetic elements on the Karo’s house roof seen as the guard of the inhabitants.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aesthetic Elements, Traditional House, Karo, Gerga Siwaluh Jabu, Culture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Maranatha
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 04:35
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2018 04:35

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