Photo: Tambelar villages.

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Elu and Tambelar villages

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Elu and Tambelar villages are both located in the eastern part of Waikabubak, with Tambelar to the east of the town’s main central soccer field and Elu within a large forested area a couple of blocks southeast from the main east-west road.

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Both these villages have — at least architecturally — embraced the modern world. Brick and corrugated iron roofed yet traditionally shaped houses are mixed in with houses built of bamboo and thatch, more orthodox materials.

A Tambelar village local. Photo taken in or around Elu and Tambelar villages, Waikabubak, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

A Tambelar village local. Photo: Sally Arnold

Elu in particular is dominated by one very new and modern house with a bright blue corrugated iron roof. A few doors down a traditionally built house possesses a large buffalo horn collection.

In Tambelar, an enormous and elaborately carved ancient tomb with buffalo decoration is shadowed by iron roofed houses. Likewise, amid the ancient stone tombs, modern colourful tiled ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 100 words.)


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