We come to a Toraja village situated on top of a hill. We take a rest in shadow of barn waiting for a meal.
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.
Young Red Karen woman met in Mae Hong Song Province near Burmese border.
Angami man in traditional shawl on the street of Kohima town.
The market at town Kalaw is worth a visit. The most interesting are faces of people and various local delicacies.
April days can be pretty chilly in Sapa. The old, barefooted peasant marched some miles to sell some weed and herbs at the town’s market.
Old Lepcha man met on the road to Pelling.
The touristic circus crosses Flores has its beaten trail on the island. Bena – a traditional village of Ngada tribe belongs to the highlights of the trail. The residents of Bena have a similar fate like animals at a zoo. They are photographed by new groups of tourists every day. They don’t protest. Many foreigners buy cotton fabrics woven in the village.
I buy some shawls from the old woman. She gives me a present, one cotton scarf .
Small town Tomok in Samosir Island on Toba Lake is connected with Parapat on mainland. The ferries run here every hour.
Sapa region in North Vietnam is visually dominated by the tribal women wearing indigo dyed garb. Many of them wear distinctive, round earrings.
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 Yaos called Mien in China and Dzao in Vietnam belong to the best dressed tribes in Asia. The Red Yao women in Sapa area in North Vietnam have remained in contact with tourists for last 20 years. They developed good commercial skills.
A March visit by Angami Naga.