Wee Lewo Village
Mareda Kalada Village, East Wewewa District. This village is a 40-minutes trip with car from Tambolaka
MENGENAI Wee Lewo Village
Wee Lewo Traditional Village Site is an old village where people in the Wewewe area first lived. There are nine houses there called Uma Kalada) and hundred original old stone graves and ancient ancestral remains such as Parang made of brass, machetes with handles made of ivory, an old gong, trommel made of human skin, sacred states, and etc. Wee Lewo village is famous for its sacred places. Every village in Southwest Sumba has a large yard as a slaughterhouse called Natara, but Wee Lewo’snatara only measures 3x3m even though traditional ceremonies usually accommodate up to a hundred people in the area. In addition, there are also traditional houses where lighting is not allowed and specific procedures must be obeyed. There are also sacred places where visitors are not allowed to enter. The many peculiarities of the village is evident that the people in Wee Lewo maintain the existence and tradition of the Marapu that continues to be passed on from generation to generation. Wee Lewo village is often visited by tourists who cross the Tambolaka – Waikabubak – Waingapu line because it is located close to the main line and is only 10 minutes away from the main road.