Travel Stock Photo: ID # IDMTLI003

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule
 

Title:

Mentawai Indigenous People of Siberut, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Caption:

The first medicine man, Maligai, who domesticated wild forest birds and turned them into chickens, was instructed to allow only men to weave the roiget or chicken baskets. The birds wander free in the forest during the day, but hens with new chicks spend their nights in safety inside roigets hung from the uma's rafters.

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Country: Indonesia   /   Island: Siberut

 

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