the cosmic of Lio sub ethnic. The size of the house, which is larger than most residents’ houses—with typical thick palm fiber roof—is characteristic of the area when we passed down the road from Kelimutu Lake.
Moreover, any dispute related to custom are mostly related to property—normally called tanah lise or tanah pire—or a rivalry over a woman, which will be settled in a convention held in this custom house. “When the dispute still cannot be solved in this house, then the musolaki would throw the conflicting parties with mantra-laden rice. The person exposed to the rice would be disabled for the rest of their life,” Yuliawati said.