Traditional symbol for Tubang Along

In accordance with the Semende tradition which embraces the matrilineal system, the eldest daughter becomes the holder of family inheritance rights, such as house, field & farm. This tradition aims to ensure that family property can still be utilized by all family members (jurai) from generation to generation. So an eldest daughter in the Semende custom is positioned as a binder, caretaker and keeper (wait for the collar) of the life of a race / family.


Here is the traditional symbol for Tubang Along with its meaning: Semantic

Customary Symbol or Waiting for Tubang consists of five elements, namely GUCI, KUJUR, TUBANG, KAPAK and JALE (five meanings of the Pillars of Islam). However, there are those who add the elements of SAWAH / TEBAT / PAUH (become six elements / symbols of the pillars of faith). Tebat / Pauh is a symbol of the main livelihood of the Semende tribe and the management of ancestral property that requires perseverance and patience.


  1. Tubang means the storage of all tastes (good or bad)
  2. Guci means the storage of all secrets, serves as ain the house

cooler3. Kujur means honesty, integrity, and trust.

  1. Ax means justice, fairness, separating the right and the wrong
  2. Jale or Jala means gathering, wherever family members waiting for the dead can be gathered back in the waiting house


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