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Portrait of a Mentawai Tribesman smoking

This Mentawai tribe usually smoke a roll made from the leaf of the bud of the banana fruit, but when visitors come to them they expect a gift of cigarettes which my guide carried for them. This an absolute luxury for them. In this portrait one can see the the pleasure he is getting from it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Padang (Closest major city), Indonesia
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © Ranjan Ramchandani