International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2018)

Muna’s kampua ritual in southeast celebes


La Aso

This paper discusses Muna’s ritual of kampua with special attention to elaborate three features, such as definition, equipments and process, and meaning in which all these features are approached with semiotic theory.Research data was collected through several techniques, namely observation, in-depth interviews, and document studies. The data analysis procedure was carried out with three activities, for instance data reduction, data presentation and interpretation, and conclusion. The results indicate that first, the ritual is performed to cut some strands of baby’s hair at 44 days of age. Some ritual equipments are provided, such as haroa isa consisting of 44 ripe pisang burung (bird’s bananas) for baby boy and of 44 ketupat (steamed-rice wrapped with coconut leaves in diamond shaped) for baby girl plus a liter of white rice and a chicken egg, a glass of plain water, clay,a clump of lakoora grass, incense, a candle, and a lighter.The implementation of kampua begins with the reading of prayer (haroa isa) for placenta, prayer together, having meals, and shaking hands each other. Finally, the ritual proves to have philosophical, social, and cohesive significance.
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La Aso. Muna’s kampua ritual in southeast celebes. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 114-117
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development