Garuda Indonesia Colours Magazine October 2014 - Page 143

Travel | Rote 141 © Aditya Saputra 5 Senses – Taste LONTAR PALM The lontar palm tree is the giving tree of Rote. The island’s economy and society revolve around it. Not only is it used to make sasando and ti’i langga, but its nourishing shoot is also cut and made into a sugarysweet juice: the perfect allnatural thir st quencher after a day of ripping waves. Pohon lontar adalah pohon kehidupan di Rote. Ekonomi dan masyarakat pulau ini tak jauh dari pohon lontar. Tak hanya digunakan untuk membuat sasando dan ti’i langga, pohon lontar ini diambil niranya untuk dibuat minuman yang menyegarkan setelah seharian berselancar. A local woman weaving the traditional vibrant Rotenese textiles. Hance Pah, a master craftsman, patiently fashions a traditional hat called a ti’i’langga, which is commonly worn while playing sasando.