In Sulawesi, two islands are home to the Mappanre Tasi ritual—a celebration of the sea which takes place at Islamic New Year. In recent times, the ritual has become increasingly under threat as conflicting fishing practices and religious fervour begin to endanger its spiritual premise.
Author Archives: F Daus AR
F Daus AR lives in the Pangkajene Kepulauan Regency of South Sulawesi. He works with the Pangkep Democratic Community Committee (KKDP) and manages the independent publication Rumah Saraung.
A Tradition Inherited Through a Dream
Wet talcum powder is known across Indonesia for having a wide variety of health benefits. But changes in the environment and agricultural practices have meant that its production—usually handed down through generations—could soon dry up.