Tana Toraja is one of the tribes residing in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Toraja people settled in the northern mountains of South Sulawesi. The word ‘Toraja’ comes from the Bugis language “to riaja” which means “the one who dwells in the land above”.
The most popular custom ceremony in Toraja is the ritual of death. This death ritual is called Rambu Solo. Signs Solo aims to appreciate and respect the spirits as well as those who deliver death to the spirit.
Toraja traditional house is Tongkonan. The roof of this Toraja house is shaped like a boat, made up of bamboo arrangements. However, at this time some tongkonan already using a tin roof. At the front of the Tongkonan there is a row of buffalo horns. The inside of the room was turned into a bed and a kitchen. In front of tongkonan there is a rice granary, called ‘alang’.
Toraja is also famous for its coffee called Toraja Coffee. Toraja coffee tends to have relatively low acidity levels, but is still slightly more acidic than Coffee Sumatra and more earthy than Java Arabica coffee