Impressive Kodi village, attractively located close to the beach and with the tallest houses of all – some of them being built!
The villagers in Ratenggaro claim to be building the tallest of all houses in Sumba, 22 meters high; indeed the not-yet-covered roof beats all the surrounding houses. Lots of people are involved, some splitting the bamboo into thin strips to tie beams, others building the roof construction – but there are still plenty of people around to show us their artefacts, and ikat.
The village does well, obviously: like in Rangabaki, the village cemetery outside contains many empty tombs. Another huge is being constructed, along the road to the beach. And a few more tombs are located further outside, close to the sea, more or less isolated.
Part of Ratenggaro’s popularity is its location, just off the beach. It provides for plenty of nice pictures!
Return to the Kodi page.