DAYAK WEDDING













 

Bride and Groom , Maryam and Weslley 1995

In the past the Dayak people got married in the traditional way, wearing Dayak clothes, there were ceremonies, there were dances and songs and of course there was music, it was lively and old. Now along with the changing times, the procedure for marriage has also changed to imitate the American and European styles. Bridal attire with a long white gown complete with crown, flowers in hand and a long seloyor. Complete with wine and cut cakes.

The Pampang Cultural Village has explored and preserved the marriage of Dayak Kenyah tribes in collaboration with the Benuaq Dayak tribe at the Senyiur Hotel in Samarinda in 1995. The Dayak Kenyah tribe clothing is made of woven material both for Taah and its sapei or blouse  for the bride, complete with woven rattan cane hats decorated with beads with hornbills and hornbills. Hornbills are birds of peace for Dayak Kenyah people. The hat is decorated with original tiger dance and other knick knacks.

While on the neck there is a necklace with fruit consisting of the original tiger fangs and in the ears wearing long dangling bead earrings. On the waist there is a belt made of large beads wrapped around the waist decoration of artificial tiger fangs. On the left and right hand wear bracelets from ivory.

Meanwhile, the groom wears a bead vest and loincloth that has been modified with black pants underneath the loincloth decorated with beads, the Bluko hat complete with hornbill feathers and a large bead necklace with fruit consisting of genuine tiger fangs. On the left and right hand wear Seleng in black colour , while on the left  and right foot there are Blats made of bead as a decoration

 

Dulu cara orang Dayak  menikah pasti dengan cara tradisional ,memakai pakaian Dayak  ada upacara , ada tarian ada nyanyian dan tentu saja ada musik , ramai dan lama . Sekarang seiring dengan kemajuan jaman , maka  tata cara pernikahanpun berubah pula meniru gaya Amerika maupun Eropah. Pakaian pengantin dengan gaun putih panjang lengkap dengan mahkoa, bunga di tangan dan ada seloyor panjang . Lengkap  dengan minuman anggur dan potong kue ala modern. 

      Desa Budaya Pempang  telah  menggali  dan melestarikan pernikahan   Suku Dayak Kenyah kolaborasi dengan suku Dayak Benuaq di Hotel Senyiur Samarinda tahun 1995. Busana Suku Dayak Kenyah dari bahan manik yang dianyam baik untuk Taah dan sapei nya.  Taah adalah Rok bawahan dan baju atasannya disebut sapei  buat pengantin perempuan , lengkap dengan topi bluko dari rotan yang dianyam dihiasi manik  dengan kepala burung Enggang dan bulu burung Enggang.  Burung Enggang adalah burung lambang perdamaian orang Dayak Kenyah . Topi dihiasi dengan tari macan asli dan pernak pernik lainnya.

Sedangkan di leher ada kalung dengan buahnya terdiri dari taring harimau asli dan di telinga memakai anting manik panjang menjuntai. Di pinggang ada ikat pinggangdibuat  manik besar melilit dengan hiasan taring2 macan  buatan. Di tangan kiri dan kanan memakai gelang daribahan gading.

      Sedangkankan pengantin pria memakai rompi manik dan cawat  yang sudah di modifikasi  dengan  celana hitam dibawah cawatnya  dihiasi manik , Topi bluko lengkap dengan hiasan bulu burung Enggang  dan kalung manik besar dengan buahnya terdiri dari taring harimau asli. Ditangan kiri dan kanan memakai ikat seleng  sedangkan dikaki  kiri dan kanan ada  blat hiasan manik  

Bride wearing Dayak Kenyah Dress

Maryam was wearing the Dayak Kenyah Dress in the party
At Hotel Bumi Senyiur Samarinda, September 9th, 1995





Both Bride and groom are lifted on the boat  enter the Ball Room directed by Soleman Padja 1995


Continued

Full text can be read in Book Beyond My Dream Written By Rina Laden

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