A Toraja village located south of Rantepao.
An early March afternoon. The culmination of funeral ceremony comes in a few minutes. All guests gathered around a village’s square wait for appearance of first buffalo.
Purification rites at private house in Ubud. The mask is called Tua and depicts an old man.
I spent lovely days in Mae Sariang area. The Karen hilltribe people live in the lush, green hill country located 4 hours drive from the city of Chiang Mai.
The rain season has begun in Thailand. The Karen spend entire days working on the fields. During the day mostly old women sit on a porch their wooden houses. The time of festivals and holidays come in December.
The girl in traditional Akha garb visiting Chiang Mai.
You can guess where they walk ? White shirts…they must be on the way to a temple.
Balinese dance about beautiful bird called Tari Belibis performed in Ubud.
The Agung bros at their family compound in Ubud during Kuningan festival.
Angami man in traditional shawl on the street of Kohima town.
You will find more romantic old monasteries in Shan state, but Shwe Yan Pyay has its charm. The monastery built in the late 18th century is conveniently located, only 3 km from Nyaungshwe downtown.
November Loi Krathong festival in Bangkok in 2009. Thousands sky lanterns are lauched in the air.
Pura Besakih on the slope of Agung volcano attracts many pilgrims and tourists.
The original Batak’s culture was destroyed with the arrival of Christian missionaries. Today you can watch the Batak dance performance only at the museum located on Samosir Island on Toba Lake. The Batak women move slowly with a kind of dignity. Most of the dances are related to field’s work and harvest.
The photo taken during a funaral ceremony in West Sumba. A neighbor of the deceased brings a sacrifice horse at noon. The animal decorated with a plum will be killed at the grave in a few hours later.
Legong dance was performed only by virgins before touristic era in Bali. Today the show belongs to highlights of every Balinese trip. Professional dancers, mostly short overweight girls in beautiful costumes entertain visitors during evening performances.