An indigenous obedience of the Baduy people


  • Hendro Prabowo Universitas Gunadarma, Indonesia
  • Alia Rizki Fauziah Universitas Gunadarma, Indonesia
  • Aprillia Maharani Ayuningsih Universitas Gunadarma, Indonesia
  • Kenes Pranandari Universitas Gunadarma, Indonesia
  • Seto Mulyadi Universitas Gunadarma, Indonesia
  • Marcia Martha Universitas Gunadarma, Indonesia


Baduy is an indigenous community that lives in Leuwidamar sub-district, Lebak Regency, Banten Province. The location is not far from the capital city of Jakarta, but this community rejects modernity. The Baduy people have a worldview in the form of pikukuh, an unchangeable instruction that, for Baduy people, is a customary prohibition that becomes a guideline for daily activities. This Pikukuh is based on the teaching of Sunda Wiwitan, the original belief of Baduy people. In practice, Baduy people should not change and should not violate everything in the forest and agricultural environment system where they live. This research is a qualitative case study with in-depth interviews and participant observation to explore the forms of indigenous obedience based on pikukuh and how to preserve it from generation to generation through modelling.




How to Cite

Prabowo, H., Rizki Fauziah, A., Ayuningsih , A. M. ., Pranandari , K. ., Mulyadi, S. ., & Martha, M. . (2023). Pikukuh: : An indigenous obedience of the Baduy people. International Conference on Indigenous Psychology and Culture, 1(1), 154–170. Retrieved from https://seminar.ustjogja.ac.id/index.php/icipc/article/view/741