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In shadow of Toraja granary. Sulawesi Island

Toraja granary

Toraja granary

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We come to a Toraja village situated on top of a hill. We take a rest in shadow of barn waiting for a meal.


Waiting for a buffalo sacrifice ceremony. Sulawesi Island

Tana Toraja funeral ceremony 4 Toraja 12 4 Toraja 13 4 Toraja 14

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.


Old Samburu met south of Marsabit town.


I traveled several times crossing vast area between Isiolo and Marsabit. I was always welcome by the Samburu.


Red Karen woman from Thailand.

Young Red Karen woman met in Mae Hong Song Province near Burmese border.


Angami Naga man in Kohima. Nagaland

Angami  man in traditional shawl on the street of Kohima town.


Shan woman at the market. Burma

The market at town Kalaw is worth a visit. The most interesting are faces of people and various local delicacies.


Barefooted old Black Hmong man in Sapa. North Vietnam

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.


Lepcha man. West Sikkim

Old Lepcha man met on the road to Pelling.


Ngada woman is waching me. Flores Island

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 .


Fulani girls from Mali.

They live by Senegal river.


Batak women waiting for a ferry in Tomok. Sumatra

Small town Tomok in Samosir Island on Toba Lake is connected with Parapat on mainland. The ferries run here every hour.


Black Hmong woman presents her silver earrings.

Sapa region in North Vietnam is visually dominated by the tribal women wearing indigo dyed garb. Many of them wear distinctive, round earrings.


The Batak dance in Samosir Island.

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.


Senufo men in Ivory Coast.

Zie Soro – the chief of village and also the head of Poro secret society with young man.


Fulani man near Senegal river. Mali

Fulani young man on a January morning in Kayes Region.


Angami Naga woman in Mezoma village. Nagaland

The Naga women still wear jewelry made of glass beads and semi precious stones. The carnelian necklaces are the most popular heirloom jewelry among the Angamis.


Amhara woman from Bahir Dar.

The photo taken in Bahir Dar near Tana Lake in 2001.


Red Yao women make a trade deal with mysterious bald guy.

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.


Angami Naga woman in Nagaland.

A March visit by Angami Naga.