The Symbolic Meaning of Waju Tokko in Bone Regency: A Semiotic Analysis

Sya’ban, Andi Hilda and Muslimat, Andi Filsah (2020) The Symbolic Meaning of Waju Tokko in Bone Regency: A Semiotic Analysis. In: BASA 2019, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia.

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The research aims to find out the symbolic meaning of waju tokko based on the semiotic analysis perspective in Bone Regency. The research is a descriptive reasearch which using qualitative analysis method. The writer tries to describe generally about the researched object by collecting data and information as much as possible about conditions and facts that is happening during the research. The result is the symbolic meaning of waju tokko is observable from the color of the cloth worn by the noble lady in Bone Regency. The yellow color was chosen as the noble color because when Tomanurungnge ri Matajang first time showed up on the earth, she wore a cloth in a shade of yellow. Finally, the yellow color represents expensive and valuable gold just like women. Expensive representation on Buginese women's clothes do not make them arrogant. The meaning of valuable aspect of the clothes' color is a woman who wears them does not easily attempt by worldly desires. Whilst the meaning of valuable is depicted in an 'elong' “"bunga-bunga lise’ sunrong, masuli masagala patta’bakkaengngi. Bunga-bunga tenrong salo, iyapa na ta’bakka tudappi guru e”. the story of the 'elong' is about a girl whom is not easy for a man to marry her. The man can only marry her if he can fulfill her physical and spiritual needs. the sentence Iyapa na ta’bakka tudappi guru e means the girl will be free from restrictions after getting married.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: waju tokko semiotic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2021 14:30
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 14:30

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