Baju Bodo, the Symbol of Age and Dignity for Women in Bugis Culture
|Project Title||Photography: Baju Bodo|
|Description||Baju Bodo, the Symbol of Age and Dignity for Women in Bugis Culture|
|Project Schedule||February – May, 2018|
|Photographer||Arsifa Deliyana A.|
|Number of Shot||4 photo shot session|
|Genre||Cultural Fashion Photography/ Photographic Portraits|
- Portrait photography
- Cultural fashion photography
- Bugis women in Baju Bodo
- Baju Bodo, the Symbol of Age and Dignity for Women in Bugis Culture
- 360 degree photo collages offers experience at every angle for the audience
- Introduce the Bugis custom related to Baju Bodod
- Create a story with photographs that encourages audiences to explore the full 360 degrees.
- Y generation
- Youth – adult (age >12 years old)
- Academicians, workers, designer
- Able to use Smartphone/tablet
- Interactive media interests
- Geodemographic: urban
- Examine/Discover (audience and technology analysis for VIW) –
- Validate/Define (design for visual) –
- Ideate/Develop (develop for website) –
- Re-design/Develop (2nd session feedback)
- Experiment/Deliver (evaluate for the Visual Interactive Website)
According to Bugis custom, every color of Baju Bodo clothes worn by Bugis women shows the age or dignity of the wearer.
- Maridi (ivory’s yellow) worn by under 10-year-old girls. This color represents their joyful world. This baju bodo with ivory’s yellow is also called waju pella-pella (butterfly). This color is symbolized as a joyful world of children, and it is expected that children will grow up and be able to face life’s challenges.
- Bakko (orange/pink) worn by girl aged 10-14 years. Orange (bakko) is a representation of the world “bakkaa”. Which means “half mature”.
- Women at the age of 14-17 wear baju bodo in orange or pink. But, because of her breast’s growth, they wear it in double layers.
- Red-blood baju bodo with layers worn by women aged 17-25 years. The red color symbolizes the blood they sprout after the marriage. Dark red worn by women in this age who already have children.
- Black worn by women aged 25-40 years.
- White worn by the servants of the king, shamans, and The byssus are believed having the white blood by incarnation. It is what makes them able to be a liaison between Langi Botting (realm of sky), Peretiwi (world of human), and Ale Kawa (world of spirit).
- Kudara (green) worn by the noble women, daughters of the king or maddara takku (the descendants).
- Kemummu (purple) worn by the widows.
Photo Shoot 1
Here, I took some picture from Bugis women wearing Baju Bodo. The set was in outdoor. At the time the weather was changing from bright, cloudy, to rainy. Thus, I got difficulties to capture the right light. I will take another shoot this weekend with more highlight on the portrait and darker background.