Ammatoa indigenous village is located on Tana Towa village, Kajang sub-district, Bulukumba regency, South Sulawesi. The most inhabitant of this village is Kajang tribe, whose all the people wearing black for their clothing. This black color is becomes the life philosophy within the society.
It taken from the thought of dark womb of the mother back to its dark grave when we died. The black color becomes the villagers clothes every day. Ranging from gloves, clothes to cover the head. The name of Ammatoa is taken from the leader of the village, a head chief of Kajang tribe. In everyday spoken, this society is using Konjo traditional language.
Ammatoa has duty to pray all human being and the whole nature away from the disaster. Kajang tribe believe that the place where they belong, Tana Towa, is the oldest land in the world far before the life itself.
When entering Ammatoa village, the chatter of chirping birds, the rocking land and the bushy trees welcoming us. Those nuance will always there during the visit, along the neighborhood. The atmosphere here happen for most of the area is still part of the forest.
This village is being arrange in the same order, every local inhabitant having the same type of house and it has the same direction. The house is made by wooden on stilts, and there will be tame animals like chicken, cows or horses.
In daily of living, Kajang tribe is still believe on some myths and beliefs. Those myths are made for not to terrify the society, but it made for control the behavior and way of living with the nature.
According to Ammotoa, the way of life is been arrange by Pasang. Pasang is kind of unwritten advice that being told by the ancestors. Pasang is include some elements in both life and survival.
Ammatoa village is still virgin on modernization, there are no electricity, cellular, electronic device or even modern vehicles. The Pavilion at the entrance to the village seemed to be limiting of modern life and the life of indigenous Kajang tribe. They are not refuse those modernization, they just believe on the content of nature that they take.