17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The lost children

One of the harshest customs of Dani people was self punishment; when a child died, the mother would chop a finger by stone axe to express her sadness and regret.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: papua, Indonesia
Camera: NIKON D4S
Copyright: © HOANG LONG Ly