Ornaments as a tourist attraction at the King Binamu Tomb Complex in Bontoramba District, Jeneponto Regency


  • Damar Tri Afrianto Indonesian Institute Art And Culture Sulawesi Selatan (ISBI Sul-sel)




Ornament, King Binamu tomb complex, tourist attraction


The existence of ornament which adorns almost the entire walls of the tomb functions as decorative or symbolic. Ornamen provided information about the life of Raja Binamu when he was still victorious. The analysis is described in a descriptive qualitative manner with an interpretive approach. The discussion is described based on problems related to how the ornament is able to be an attraction of visitors or tourists. The scavenger began by analyzing the ornament in the tomb with Thomas Murno's ornamental composition theory which was developed in Guntur, according to Murno, organizing the composition in art works in this case there were four models of ornaments, namely: composition based on expediency, composition based on representation, composition based on expository, and thematic based composition. It also uses concepts that are based on tourism science strategies. The results obtained in the form of an understanding that the ornaments there contain two understandings, namely ornamentation as a decorative element, namely the presence of thematic repetition ornaments such as parengreng flower motifs. The symbolic ornaments explain the life and activities of kings during his life and have a moral message. Related to its potential as a tourist attraction, the presence of ornaments needs an understanding and image strategy in the form of 1) bringing up ornaments or ornaments in each of the promotional media, 2) providing information about the types of decoration or ornaments in books (booklets) tourist guides and 3 ) creating merchandise taken from ornamental motifs in the Raja Binamu tomb complex


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How to Cite

Afrianto, D. T. (2020). Ornaments as a tourist attraction at the King Binamu Tomb Complex in Bontoramba District, Jeneponto Regency. ELS Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 3(3), 366-375. https://doi.org/10.34050/elsjish.v3i3.11012