Beautiful and mysterious photo of a savage tribe
• Beautiful and mysterious photo of a savage tribe
On the Mentawai islands, hundreds of kilometers away from the cities and any hint of civilization, hiding in the wild jungles of ancient people - Mentawai. This indigenous population of Indonesia, and is now one of the country's 300 ethnic groups, and a little-known small.
Member of the tribe bypasses communal gardens. In addition to hunting and gathering, Mentawai engaged in farming.
Mentawai always lived in isolation from the outside world. Perhaps this is due to their isolation and pristine primitive society. They are committed to doing what their ancestors did hundreds of years ago: fish, collect bananas, bred pets. Their life is simple and does not change for thousands of years. Mentawai believe in nature spirits, wondering at the entrails of animals, revered divine old Tete, Arbiter and earthquakes. For the sake of beauty, they stuffed themselves decorative tattoos and sharpened teeth. It's very painful, but what sacrifices will not go, only to be attractive!
Attractiveness in Mentawai praised Malaysian photographer Mohammed Saleh bin Dolly. He lived with the Mentawai month. During this time he managed to get acquainted with the unpretentious way of life of the ancient people.
Woman mending a fishing net. The life of the tribe is closely linked with the communal house. The community supports the human as much as the man himself supports it. Therefore, everyone should do something for the tribe.
An elderly mentavaets in a loincloth made of bark, a traditional headdress and neck ornaments.
We can not say that civilization do not touched Mentawai: hunting they usually use European weapons.
When going on a fishing trip, a woman wears a traditional Mentawai clothes - a skirt of woven banana leaves.
Mentawai not recognize rods. Fish they walk with a spear and a machete.
Mentawai boys play with bamboo sticks.
A young father washes his son. Mentawai lead a semi-nomadic life and settle near water.
Young family on vacation.
In a large community house woman teaching children to weave tackle for catching fish. In each house, called Uma, 60-80 people live.