A tribe untouched by the modern civilization (pics)

Professional photographer Mohammed Saleh Bin Dollah had the opportunity to document the everyday lives of the men, women and children of the Mentawai tribe of Indonesia who have managed to be untouched by modern world.

The Mentawai people are a native population in Indonesia and are famous for their decorative tattoos, as Daily Mail mentions.

The tribe consists of around 64,000 people who live a semi-nomadic life on the Mentawai Islands in West Sumatra.

Their homes, which are known as Umas, are built using bamboo, wood and grass and are furnished with the skulls of hunted prey.

Professional photographer Mohammed spent some time with the Mentawai Warriors in July 2014 and had the chance to capture unique photos of their daily life.

‘I was very lucky to receive the opportunity to take these photos when I was helping out a friend who actually one lived with the Mentawai people for a period of time,’ he said.

‘Most of the men in the tribe are regarded as heroes, everyone on the island is very happy’.

‘They love it when people from the outside world come to visit because they like to show their way of living and their island.’


Photos: Mohammed Saleh Bin Dollah

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