They are far from the rules of civilization in the world.
On Mentalistic Islands, hundreds of kilometers from cities and any hint of civilization, hiding in the wild jungle of the ancient people — mentality. It is the indigenous population of Indonesia, and is now one of the 300 ethnic groups of the country, little known and small. A member of the tribe passes community gardens. In addition to hunting and gathering, mentality are engaged in agriculture.
Appeal-mentawais appreciated Malaysian photographer Mohamed Saleh bin Dollah. He lived with mentalitati a month. During this time he got acquainted with the unpretentious lifestyle of the ancient people.
Woman repairing fishing net. The life of the tribe is closely linked with community building. The community supports the person as much as the man himself endorses it. So everyone needs to do something for the tribe.
Older mentawais in a loincloth made from the bark of trees, in a traditional headdress and neck adornments.
Not to say that civilization didn’t touch mentalize: for hunting they usually use European weapons.
Going fishing, the woman wears a traditional mentawais clothing — a skirt made from woven banana leaves.
Mentality do not recognize fishing rods. To fish they go with a spear and a machete.
MontaVista boys play with bamboo sticks.
A young father washes his son. Mentality a semi-nomadic lifestyle and settle near bodies of water.
In a large communal house, the woman teaches children to spin tackle to catch fish. In every such house, which is called the Mind, lives 60-80 people.
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