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Mentawai Warrior

The Mentawai live in the traditional dwelling called the uma which is a longhouse and is made by weaving bamboo strips together to make walls and thatching the roofs with grass, the floor is raised on stilts and is made of wood planks.Men hunt wild pigs, deer and primates. Women and children gather wild yams and other wild food. Small animals are hunted by women.The Mentawai keep pigs, dogs,monkeys and sometimes chickens as pets.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: mentawai island, Indonesia
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Mohd Ismail