Abstract: This study tries to describe the cultural values of traditional house of Keo community, in Flores. This was done due to rapid development in various aspects of community life which has brought changes in the social order of Keo community. By using a qualitative research approach (grounded research), we try to maintain the depth and integrity of objects that although they are limited but they have specific characters and unique characteristics that allow scientists to discover the essence of the fundamental issues that are being studied. We found that in the community of Keo, traditional house has many functions, not only a protective or shelter but also serves to build togetherness. Beside the traditional house, Keo community has a very high artistic value which has been maintained and preserved by the local community. Likewise sculptures are usually found in the form of traditional houses, Peo and Ngadhu.
Klemens Mere and Bonaventura Ngarawula, 2016. Cultural Values of Traditional House of Keo Community in the Context of Rural Community Change in Flores, Indonesia. The Social Sciences, 11: 5686-5692.