Nice traditional village with a good arts and crafts collection
Kampung Waigalli, the first village we visit on the way from Waikabubak to the coast, is unusual in that it has been built on a dark, igneous rock, not on the usual, light-coloured limestone. Interestingly, the tombs in the villages still have limestone slabs, and perhaps also some pieces of sandstone, which suggests that the hard black stone is no good for carving.
The roofs of the traditional houses are almost all thatched, and here they are decorated with sticks with carvings of recognizable figures, man and woman. Another unique characteristic of this kampung is that as soon as we have been spotted, many of the villagers get their artefacts out, both wooden and stone sculptures, to put them up for sale from the large central tomb on which they are being displayed, something we didn’t see anywhere else yet – and something which is, of course, not lost on us, obsessive collectors.
From here it is a short drive down to Wanokaka Beach.