Aman Laolao, The Sikerei

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Aman Laolao, a Mentawai man from the Salakirat tribe works as a Sikerei or a shaman.

Through the lens of the public in general, the Sikerei way of life is not easy and no longer popular even in his dwelling in the inner Siberut Island, Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra.

As a practitioner of the Arat Sabulungan religious tradition, he is still relied upon by the community to deal with physical health problems and blessings for the soul. These are issues that are still present in the lives of many people in Indonesia.


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