Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Science, and Technology (ICEST 2019)

Bissu in Their Role as Maintenance and Preserving Classical Buginese Culture

Authors
Nurlina Syahrir, Septia Wulandari, Intan Permatasari, Putri Magfirah Salsabila, Azis
Corresponding Author
Nurlina Syahrir
Available Online 27 October 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201027.002How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Bissu, role, classical Bugis
Abstract

Before the Islamic religion entered the land of Bugis, Bissu had a central role in the Buginese Kingdom. There were no traditional ceremonies or rituals without the presence of Bissu as executors as well as leaders of traditional processes. But nowadays, the Bissu community is challenging to find because the numbers are getting smaller. This research was conducted to find out the Bissu role in the modern era as the preserver of classical Buginese culture. The type of research used in this study is the type of qualitative research that is descriptive. The data in this study took the form of the Bissu role. The informants in this study were Bissu in Pangkep district. The method used is the interview method and documentation. The results of this study indicate the origin of Bissu in Segeri Pangkep, and this study also shows first the role of Bissu as the leader of special ceremonies rituals relating to the ancestors. Second, in the Buginese community, especially Pangkep, Bissu is usually regarded as Sandro (shaman). Third, Bissu as a caretaker, nurse, and bearer of Arajang (a royal heritage). Fourth, the Bissu has traveled around Indonesia, introducing Buginese culture through Ma’giri Dance as a dance that can only be done by the Bissu.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Science, and Technology (ICEST 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
27 October 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-264-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201027.002How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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