THE TRADITIONAL FUNCTION OF TONGKONAN IN SILLANAN TANA TORAJA
Location of this research is in Lembang Sillanan, Gandangbatu District, Tana Toraja Regency. The aim is to find out which Tongkonans functioned adat, and their respective roles in the past. This type of research, is qualitative research. The research activities for data collection, were carried out by observation and interviews with the head of Lembang Sillanan as a community leader, the guard of the old traditional village of Sillanan as a customary spokesperson, and community leaders who still adhered to the beliefs of Aluk Todolo. Data analysis technique is qualitative analysis, which is data collection, data presentation, data reduction, and make conclusions. The results showed that the Tongkonan group in the traditional village of Sillanan consisted of: 1) Tongkonan Karua (eight Tongkonan functioned as Tongkonan Layuk or Pesiok Aluk); 2) Tongkonan A'pa’ (Four Tongkonan as partners of Tongkonan Karua; 3) Three special functions Tongkonan; 4) Tongkonan Tumpu as many as 21 pieces as technical implemented to help carry out the task of Tongkonan Pesio’ Aluk; and 5) Tongkonan Patulak or Tongkonan Batu A’riri as supporters of the Sillanan traditional government which is inhabited by the public.