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Circumcision

Circumcision

  The tradition of circumcision or in Indonesia is known as “sunat” or “khitan” is considered as a sign or step towards maturity in men and also an obligation for Muslim men. Circumcision is not done as a baby but in adolescence that marks a transition from childhood to adulthood. Circumcision is the act of cutting or removing some or all of the front cover skin...

Papua spear

Papua spear

One of the traditional weapons of the tribe that exist in Papua and West Papua is spear. This spear are made of natural materials such as wood and stone. Each tribe has a different spear shape, there is also variety of having 1 or two spear point. The spear in the picture is an example of spear used by Asmat tribe. Some of the tribes people now still lives the way they ancestors were ce...

Papua Dagger

Papua Dagger

  Dagger knives are generally made from metal strips but in Papua it is made from the bones of cassowary birds which are endemic to Papua. Cassowary cage bones are selected because they are easily shaped and sharpened but still have a strong structure. The handles of traditional Papuan weapons are usually adorned with cassowary feathers or natural fiber. image source: gpswisataindo...

Bedouin settlement

Bedouin settlement

Kampung Baduy Kampung Badui is a settlement of the Baduy tribe of Banten where the houses in the village are still made of bamboo and all are facing the same direction. This tribe lives isolated from the outside world, living simply and integrates with nature. This village is located in the village of Cibeo Lebak district. About 40 Km from Rangkasbitung. There are 2 kinds of Baduy tribes. Na...

Traditional House in Kampung Naga

Traditional House in Kampung Naga

Kampung Naga Kampung Naga (Dragon Village) is a village is a village inhabited by a group of people who strongly held their ancestral heritage of the Sunda customs. Like the Bedouin (Badui) settlement, Kampung Naga became the object of anthropological studies on the life of rural Sundanese people during the transition from Hindu influence to the influence of Islam in West Java. This uni...