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I Photographed Mentawai Tribe
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I Photographed Mentawai Tribe

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Mentawai people are the native people of the Mentawai Island in Indonesia living in the traditional dwelling houses, uma`s. They live semi nomadic lifestyle in the coastal environments of the island. Men usually hunts wild pigs, deer and primates, women gathers wild food, goes fishing. Main clothing for mens is loin cloth. Mentawai adorn themselves with necklaces and flowers in their hair and ears. Women wear a cloth wound around the waist and small sleeveless vests. Mentawai sharpen their teeth with a chisel for aesthetic reasons. Tattooing is done with a needle and wood which is hammered on the needle by a shaman called sikerei.

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Mentawai Sikerei (shaman)

making sagu bread

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Mentawai smokes more than 60 cigarettes per day

There`s a school in Madobag – government village.

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dinner time for special guest – chicken.

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Mentawai house called Uma.

preparing some poison for night hunt

“”coffee no sleep”, Mentawai drink only strong tea or coffee all day long

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preparing loin cloth from baiko tree

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sagu worm – main dish for Mentawai. Grilled or fresh.

sometimes group of 10 people can smoke 15 packs of cigarettes within one evening

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supper time, boiled frog and river shrimp

collecting sagu worms

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Joselito El Zapatero
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey. Love your pictures. What camera do you use and could you please explain a bit how you put your settings to come to this effect, please? Would mean a lot! Thanks

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are several government villages deep in the jungle, so they can buy some there. But it needs 2hrs walk sometimes. Tourists brings them also. If not, they smoke tobacco with banana leaves.

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Joselito El Zapatero
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey. Love your pictures. What camera do you use and could you please explain a bit how you put your settings to come to this effect, please? Would mean a lot! Thanks

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piipin avatar
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are several government villages deep in the jungle, so they can buy some there. But it needs 2hrs walk sometimes. Tourists brings them also. If not, they smoke tobacco with banana leaves.

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