MENTAWAI, LIFE GURU

I imagined meeting primitive folks – uneducated, old-fashioned, and traditional – when I sailed along the Siraraget River to the Mentawai tribe’s habitat last August. I departed from Jakarta with Rengga and Andrew. We were all freelance photographers. Our guide, Yen, said that the Mentawai tribe still perform their ancestral rites. Their belief was Arat…