Function and Meaning of Kalosara Tradition on Tolaki Ethnic People (A Study of Cultural Socialin Konawe Regency, Southeast Province, Indonesia)

La Aso, Syahrun Syahrun, Abdul Alim, Karsadi Karsadi, Ansor Putra, La Tamburu


This article discusses the function and meaning of kalosara tradition on Tolaki ethnic people in Konawe regency, Southeast Province based on the cultural social aspect. The objective of this research is to describe and to analyze the functions and menaings of kalosara tradition on Tolaki ethnic people in Konawe regency of Southeast province. The data of the research were collected through observation, interview, and documentation. The data then, were analyzed by descriptive qualitative method by using three steps of analyzing; they are reduction, presentation, and taking conclusion. The result of the research showed that Kalosara tradition has some functions and used in various rituals or ceremonies. The functions of kalosara tradition are: as a tool of peace to solve dispute, to keep solidarity, to keep consistency and polite attitudes, and to improve the social control on Tolaki ethnic people tradition. The equipment of Kalosara traditionis called kalo. Kalo has several kinds and each kind has certain meaning. Kalo is made from rattan in circle form to reflect and to give high respectful to the unity and solidarity on Tolaki ethnic group in Konawe regency. Kalo is put in a white cloth which is called siwole. The white cloth is interpreted as purity and sincerity. Purity and sincerity are two of main principles of Tolaki ethnic people. 

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