Inside the Life of the Mentawai Tribe (12 pics)




These stunning images document the everyday lives of the men, women and children of the Mentawai tribe. The Mentawai people, a native population in Indonesia, are famous for their decorative tattoos and for living a semi-nomadic life on the Mentawai Islands in West Sumatra. Shot by professional photographer Mohammed Saleh Bin Dollah, the series captures a glimpse of life on the island as the Mentawai men smoke and hunt for food and the children play in the river. Here: A young boy helps a woman to prepare food taken on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)

Inside the Life of the Mentawai Tribe

One member of the Mentawai tribe walks through an area where fresh vegetables are grown taken on Jul

One member of the Mentawai tribe walks through an area where fresh vegetables are grown taken on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)

A Mentawai warrior washes a young child in the river on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indon

A Mentawai warrior washes a young child in the river on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)

The Mentawai build their hut-like homes, known as Umas,using bamboo, wood and grass taken on July 19

The Mentawai build their hut-like homes, known as Umas,using bamboo, wood and grass taken on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)

Two men of the Mentawai tribe use guns to hunt and forage for food taken on July 19, 2014 on the Men

Two men of the Mentawai tribe use guns to hunt and forage for food taken on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)

These stunning images document the everyday lives of the men, women and children of the Mentawai tri

These stunning images document the everyday lives of the men, women and children of the Mentawai tribe taken on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)

Woman of the tribe wear traditional handmade skirts to catch fish in the local river taken on July 1

Woman of the tribe wear traditional handmade skirts to catch fish in the local river taken on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)

A young Mentawai family sit on the side of the river on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indon

A young Mentawai family sit on the side of the river on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)

Young children play in the local river taken on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (P

Young children play in the local river taken on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)

A Mentawai warrior smokes in his home on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by

A Mentawai warrior smokes in his home on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)

A woman sits in the daylight whilst fixing a handmade fishing net taken on July 19, 2014 on the Ment

A woman sits in the daylight whilst fixing a handmade fishing net taken on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)

These stunning images document the everyday lives of the men, women and children of the Mentawai tri

These stunning images document the everyday lives of the men, women and children of the Mentawai tribe taken on July 19, 2014 on the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. (Photo by Muhamad Saleh Dollah/Barcroft Media)




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