Arts & Cultures

Rumah Adat Jambi Panggung Kajang Leko

Jambi is one of the provinces on the island of Sumatra. City Jambi Jambi Malay kingdom formed when standing around XVII century. Located around the edges of the Batang Hari River, Jambi formed from a variety of cultures from different ethnic, social strata, economic, etc. which can be seen from the building and the atmosphere of the river bank.

In the 70s, the Governor of Jambi never held a contest "Jambi Sepucuk Nine Houses" to look for houses that the identity of Jambi. From the results of the contest, which was selected and used as a customs house Jambi is House Stage Kajang Leko.

House Stage Kajang Leko is an architectural concept of Highways Inner. Until now the Inner retaining customs left by their predecessors, even relics Kajang Leko was still able to enjoy its beauty and is still used today. One township Inner intact until now is in Rantau Panjang Village Lamo.

House Stage Kajang Leko has a rectangular shape with a size of approximately 12 feet x 9 feet. Its uniqueness lies in the structure of the construction and art carvings that adorn the building.
Construction rooftops of houses called "elephant drunk" is taken from the name of the creator of the story house mebuk love but not approved. The curved ridge made up to resemble a boat called "jerambah" or "folding awning" at the top of the roof rafters called, made of woven fibers are folded in half to prevent water from entering into the house.

On the ceiling there is a separator / delimiter called "stocking screen" which serves to hold rainwater seepage tepias. Stocking space between the screen and the roof is usually used to store equipment. while at the edges, the walls of houses made of wood decorated with carvings.
Door awning leko there are three kinds: the door upright, masidinding door, and the door behind transverse.

House Stage Kajang Lako has 30 poles which consists of 24 main pole and 6 pole palamban.

House Stage Kajang Leko is one form of embodiment of artistic taste, culture, and public confidence Jambi is implied from the shape of the building, function room, art carving, etc.

Tari Bengawak be - Dance Bengawak Be inspired by the traditional fish trap Gilo. Jambi people recognize as a fish trap used to catch fish. The tool length cone-shaped tube made of bamboo assemblies. From this emerged a fish trap magical art doll known as Gilo fish trap.
In art Gilo fish trap, fish trap decorated in such a way to use pumpkin to look like the head. Then recited a spell with the aim of inviting the spirits to enter into a fish trap. When a fish trap was able to move his own, that's when they believe that the spirits had been entered into the fish trap