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Old 23rd March 2010, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default Passio Sumange / Passingqurru Sumange

Dear members as promised...

Passio Sumange / Passingqurru Sumange is identic with Keris from Sulawesi (Celebes). It is a loop attached to the Wanua (Warangka) of a Keris. It means rope of spirit (tali pengikat semangat). There is no reference found in other regions about the meaning of the loop but Sulawesi (Celebes). In the old days Passingqurru Sumange is more then just an accessory attached. People connect it to belief, symbol, and function. Before it tied to warangka there is a mantra 'doa' and so often they put 'Maili' or Azimat hanging in the rope. The Azimat can be from piece of roots or woods. The rope of spirit relates to what the Buginess called 'Energy Mulajaji', energy to where a human came from and it is located in the middle of our body (possi = pusar) or navel. That is why a keris in Sulawesi must be wear in front of our navel. The purpose is to protect the essential part of our body (navel). According to Puang Matowa Saidi (A high priest who still practice the old traditional ritual of the Buginess tribe) so often the rope give the wearer an indication (vibrate) whenever us in danger. A King's Keris is normally made of Gold Warangka (Tatarapeng) and so the Passingquru Sumange attached. Sometimes it has a rectangular shape cliped on top of the rope. The rectangular shape relates to the Buginess concept of 'Sulappa Eppa'. Nobilty wear silver Passingqurru Sumange or any other form of materials.

Btw, we have a non-formal organisation dedicate to Bugis Pusaka (Heirlooms). The same like Keris Warung Kopi, we discuss and exchange infos about Bugis heirlooms. Feel free to join us on Facebook (The Bugis Makassar Polobessi Club).

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Old 23rd March 2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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Hello Andi,

Thanks very much for sharing! I think this is a lot more fresh insights into the Passio Sumange than what we have heard in the past. And the pictures on how it is attached is very interesting indeed!

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Old 23rd March 2010, 05:33 PM   #3
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Hello Andi,

thank you very much for this education, very interesting and useful!
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Old 23rd March 2010, 05:44 PM   #4
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Thanks Andi,

for the explanation and the pictures great!!
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Old 23rd March 2010, 08:00 PM   #5
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Andi , Thanks for this extra info regarding this subject.


I.m also happy with the info that the keris from the nobelty where performed with the silver or other metal toli toli (sorry for the use of this )
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Old 23rd March 2010, 11:52 PM   #6
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Your most welcome...

Yes Danny you have an authentice and old passingqurru sumange, lucky you.
It doesn't matter if you want to call it Toli-toli, I just want to share the real name that we use in Bugis terminology. I will also post a picture of 'Toli' in later today.
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Please find attached, 'Toli' and mostly found wrapped around Wanua (Warangka) of a Kawali.
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Think I'm getting the hang of saying "passio sumange".

Ok, so the toli is really for attachment of a string to tie to a belt or the waist?
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Old 27th March 2010, 02:02 AM   #9
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Think I'm getting the hang of saying "passio sumange".

Ok, so the toli is really for attachment of a string to tie to a belt or the waist?
Thanks again Andi Irvan.. waiting for your books on Bugis weaponry.
An example of a toli (( link )) on a kawali (bugis badik).
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Thanks Alamshah, still negotiating with publisher hoping to release it soon. Will inform you later.
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