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The Mentawai has a tattoo tradition which some people argued its one of the oldest in the world. They use traditional method employing wooden stick and charcoal as the ink. The Mentawai are the tribes living traditionally in the island of Siberut, Indonesia. Here, where the changes came slow, some of the people are still living like their ancestors did centuries ago. They s till practice ancient religion called Arat Sabulungan, which believe that everything in the forest has a spirit.
The Mentawai has a tattoo tradition which some people argued its one of the oldest in the world. They use traditional method employing wooden stick and charcoal as the ink. The Mentawai are the tribes living traditionally in the island of Siberut, Indonesia. Here, where the changes came slow, some of the people are still living like their ancestors did centuries ago. They s till practice ancient religion called Arat Sabulungan, which believe that everything in the forest has a spirit.
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Keywords:
  • Animism
  • Archipelago
  • Indonesia
  • Jungle
  • Mentawai
  • People
  • Shaman
  • Shamanism
  • Tribal Life
  • Tribesmen