- this small and isolated village was recognized for its rebuilding of the traditional mbaru niang traditional house based on the spirit of community cooperation towards a sustainable tradition, while at the same time improving its village welfare.
wae rebo is a small, very out of the way village. located some 1,100 meters above sea level, where the air is cool and the village completely surrounded by panoramic mountains and the dense todo forest.
this tropical forest is rich in vegetation, where you will find orchids, different types of ferns and hear the chirping of many songbirds.
founder of the village and, therefore, their main ancestor who built the village some 100 years ago, was a man called empu maro. today, the inhabitants are his 18th generation descendents.
wae rebo’s main characteristics are their unique houses, which they call mbaru niang that are tall and conical in shape and are completely covered in lontar thatch from its rooftop down to the ground.
it appears that at one time such kind of houses were quite common to the region.
but today, it is only this village that continues to maintain the typical manggarai traditional house, without which these unique houses would have been completely fazed out.
the house has five levels, each level designated for a specific purpose. the first level , called lutur or tent, are the living quarters of the extended family.
the second level, called lobo, or attic, is set aside to store food and goods, the third level called lentar is to store seeds for the next harvest.
while the fourth level called lempa rae is reserved for food stocks in case of draught, and the fifth and top level, called hekang kode, which is held most sacred, is to place offerings for the ancestors.
waerebo village, manggarai flores ntt
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