The Sacred Ritual

Kenduri Sko is the sacred ritual and the most eagerly awaited by the people of Kerinci. However, this ritual is not carried out simultaneously. Each village has a limited period to carry out this ritual. There are once in 5 years, once in 10 years, and even once in 40 years.

The culmination of this ritual is the coronations of an indigenous leader. Depati, Datuk, Rio, and Patih is a titles that will be given to a new indigenous leader. Not everyman can get those titles. Those customary titles is given through by maternal lineage. And the most important is the candidate of a new indigenous leaders should be blessed by the great ancestors.