Φεβρουάριος 17, 2019

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Ανέγγιχτη από τον χρόνο και τον κόσμο: Η φυλή Mentawai στην Ινδονησία – Γεμάτοι τατουάζ, κατοικούν σε σπίτια που τα διακοσμούν με… κρανία (PHOTOS)

1Η φυλή Mentawai αριθμεί περίπου 64.000 μέλη, κατοικεί στην δυτική Σουμάτρα, στην Ινδονησία. 

Διατηρούν για αρκετές δεκαετίες τον δικό τους παραδοσιακό τρόπο ζωής, ξεχωρίζουν για τα τατουάζ στο κορμί τους, ενώ άξιο αναφοράς είναι το γεγονός πως τα σπίτια του κοσμούν τα κρανία των θηραμάτων τους στο κυνήγι.

Δείτε τις εντυπωσιακές φωτογραφίες

Inside the tribe: Two men of the Mentawai tribe, a native population in Indonesia, use guns to hunt and forage for food

Lifelong wisdom: An elderly Mentawai warrior  lifts a large handrolled cigarette while sitting in his house furnished with the skulls of prey

Familt unit: A woman kneels on the wooded floor of the communal Uma, whilst fixing a handmade fishing

Tranquility: Two women of the tribe wear traditional handmade skirts to catch fish in the local river

All together: A young boy helps a woman to prepare what appears to be cassava or palm hearts as they stand in the river

All for one:The Mentawaian's social life revolves around their clans, which vary in size between 30 to 80 members.

One for all, all for one: At the centre of life in a Mentawai clan is the communal long hous, where they all live together

Short rest:  A Mentawai woman takes a cigarette break during a fishing expedition to the local river

A Mentawai warrior brandishes a machete knife and his hunting equipment as he prepares to go spear fishing 

Making their mark: The Mentawai people are famous for their decorative tattoo, seen here on an elderly warrior

 Generations: An elderly Mentawai warrior shows a young boy how to fold what appears to be large palm or banana leaves

Community living: One member of the Mentawai tribe walks through an area where fresh vegetables are grown

Taking a break: A Mentaway warrior wearing traditional necklaces and a headband decorated with flowers sits by the river

The series captures a glimpse of life on the island as the Mentawai men smoke and hunt for food and the children play in the river

One soul: It is claimed that the tribe members believe that all living objects including plants are supposed to have spirits

Learning by doing: Three young Mentawai boys play in the local river, setting fire to bamboo sticks 

Clan first: A young family sit together and use natural resources to create essential items for their communal home

One member of the Mentawai tribe uses a large handmade bow and arrow to hunt and forage for food

Decorated: A Mentawai warrior smokes whilst wearing traditional head piece and accessories 

Learning craft: Two children watch as an elderly woman repairs handheld fishing nets in their communal hut

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