Mentawai Indigenous People of Siberut, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Believing that most physical afflictions arise from a spiritual
imbalance make beautification to satisfy the soul an important part of
every ritual. The Sikeireis know that their own souls must be at peace
before they can heal others. Their tattoos and body adornments are often
enhanced with natural pigments extracted from fragrant yellow turmeric
root and black ashes.