13 November 2011

Karo Tahun 1920 dalam Majalah National Geographic (bagian 2)


Perempuan membantu membangun
Women help build a structure around a Sumatran (KARO) village.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock

Seorang perempuan muda Sumatera (KARO) membawa sebuah kemasan di kepalanya.
A young Sumatran (KARO) woman carries a bundle upon her head in the street.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock
Ibu muda Sumatra (KARO) selalu mengenakan anting-anting perak.
Much significance attaches to the wearing of earrings in the island. Young girls wear them or not, as they choose. Upon marriage the bride must wear the big silver buttons, much after the fashion of our wedding rings. After the birth of the first child or when five years have elapsed, she must remove them. The sagging, buttonless ears of the old women are among their ugliest features.


A Sumatran (KARO) woman walks along her bamboo porch.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock
Berbeda dengan kebiasaan, lantai teras ini terbuat dari bambu. Lantai sebagian besar rumah menggelayut di tengah. Atap yang dari rumbia, terbuat dari atap daun kelapa.

Contrary to the custom, the floor of this porch is made of whole bamboo poles rather than the split pieces. The floors of most of the houses sag in the middle. The roofs are of thatch, made of the leaves of atap palm. 


Sebuah rumah burung merpati berdiri di tengah desa Karo.
A pigeon house stands in the center of a Sumatran (KARO) village.
Location:              Kebon Djahe, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock
Sebuah lumbung padi berdiri di depan semua rumah Karo.
A granary stands in front of all Sumatran (KARO) houses.
Location:              Kebon Djahe, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock
Seorang wanita menenun dengan bayi di punggungnya.
A woman weaves with her infant strapped to her back..
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock
The sumatran (KARO) mother is never prevented from doing her daily stint of weaving by her latest born, who is strapped across her back.

Perempuan Karo bekerja menenun, sementara anak-anaknya bermain di dekat mereka.
Sumatran (KARO) women work weaving while their children play close by.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock
A native cloth factory.  Evidently "industrial employment" does not tend to race suicide in Sumatera.

Perempuan Karo mengelilingi alat tenun tangannya sebagai kegiatan sehari-hari.
Sumatran women surround a hand loom for their daily activities.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock

Sebagai pusat sosial, alat tenun tangan dan gulungan di Sumatera (KARO) mengambil tempat di dekat air pancuran di timur desa.

Banyak dari sarung yang dibuat oleh penduduk asli yang rumit terjalin dengan benang emas. Mereka kurang dalam keaslian pola. Tetapi pekerjaan perak dari laki-laki jauh lebih artistik.

As a social center the hand loom and the yearn reel in Sumatera take the place of the village fountain in the near east.

Many of sarongs made by the natives are elaborately interwoven with gold threads. They are lacking in originality of pattern, how ever. The silver filigree-work of the men is much more artistic.

bersambung ke bagian 3.

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