STUDY OF ETNOBOTANY IN KUPATAN CULTURE IN THE COMMUNITY OF SEMLARAN VILLAGE, MALO DISTRICT, BOJONEGORO REGENCY
Kupatan is a religious tradition carried out to commemorate Islamic holidays. This tradition is a form of human culture interaction with plants that is included in the study of ethnobotany. This research is an exploratory descriptive with data collection methods in the form of semi-structured interviews and literature review. The results of this study are that the kupatan tradition contains religious values, including forgiving each other and covering the shame of others which is symbolized by lepet. The plants used in this tradition include coconut leaves, rice, and sticky rice. Janur has a meaning as conscience, rice describes human lust, and sticky rice symbolizes the closeness of brotherhood. The procession begins with an opening by religious leaders and ends with eating ketupat together.
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