TOBUS HUNING In Simalungun Batak Community: Semiotic Studies
Simalungun Batak Community, which is one of the tribes that inhabit North Sumatra Province, has a specific tradition, namely tobus huning ceremony. This tradition or tobus huning ceremony is one of the wedding events provided specifically for prospective brides to express their thanks to their parents, especially to the mother (inang) who has given birth, takes care of it, raise, send to school, educate and teach good things to adulthood with the aim that the household that is built will receive blessings from Almighty God. In tobus huning event, many signs or symbols were found and these signs or symbols had functions and meanings, then the signs or symbols were analyzed using semiotic studies using the theory of Charles Sanders Pierce. The method used in this research is a descriptive method with a qualitative approach. The output of this research is international journals and textbooks. Several symbols were found in the tobus huning ceremony, are Gotong, Bahul bahul, Timbaho Mattil, Hapur, Bulung Tarup, Bonang Manalu, Pining Hibul/Hundul, Boras Tenger, Pining Batis, Pirak, Huning, Bunga Hapas, Gambir Adat Sambilu, Demban Gundringan. All of these symbols have function and meaning.
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