Piring or piriang (in Minangkabau languages), mean
plate. This dance originally from Minangkabau, Province of West
Sumatera, Indonesia. In Minangkabau cultures, plates symbolize for
prosper or affluence. The dance symbolize for “Gotong-Royong” or
helping each other, which is Indonesian people life-style. During the
implanting of paddy in the paddy field, all the people are helping each
other from the start until the harvesting time. When it comes, the
harvesting party begin and the dance appearences for celebration.
dance represents for implanting the paddy activities. Planting,
irrigated the paddy and of course the harvesting time. The dance also
represent for Silat style. With the traditional music of Minangkabau,
this dance is very attractive and adorable.