Not many people know about the existence of Kampung Batu Buroq in West Kutai, East Kalimantan. Though this village has a wealth of Dayak art and beautiful carvings.
A tasteful art can be born of local knowledge of a region. In this village there is a traditional performing arts studio located in Kampung Batu Buroq, Jempang District, West Kutai district, East Kalimantan. named Panahat Bura.
Carved arches, with a fence of wooden sculptures of human intangibles, to be welcoming the arrival of every guest visiting the Panahat Bura art gallery.
Dayak carvings and culture
When set foot in this art gallery there is something amazing, the detail carvings and ornaments at each pole of wood used for construction of an art gallery is very thorough. starting from visitor seating, stairs, statues, wooden poles, up to the fence are all carved with ornaments typical of Dayak.
In fact, the supporting timber house on stilts was also made of the statues were carved. During this time, pole rafters are used by home Lamin (typical Dayak longhouse) is usually just a plain wooden pole. Uniquely, the wood carvings in every wood Panahat Bura dominated by animal lizard.
Some tourists had to stop in this village, and enjoy a traditional dance in the Panahat Bura studio arts. Yes, like some other cultural tourist village in West Kutai, Kampung Batu Buraq can organize traditional dances typical Dayak Benuaq welcoming guests, according to the demands of the visitors are concerned.
Unfortunately, access roads and transportation facilities was less support to reach this village. The roads are still made from the ground with some hollow sections and muddy. But, if you come to the West Kutai, especially Jempang area, lest you miss the Kampung Batu Buraq. A remote place that is rich in artistic taste.