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Indonesia | Woman in Luba Village
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High up in the hills on the island of Flores in Indonesia are several beautiful Ngada villages, where traditional ways of life are still relatively well preserved. We rented a motorbike for the day and headed out on our own to visit several of these villages.

I came across this old woman in Luba village, a short drive from the town of Bajawa. The village is home to several family clans, and although they are catholic they also retain animalistic beliefs; these are reflected in their weavings and in the paintings and carvings that adorn the houses.

The Ngada villages tend to be centered around an open space with graves and structures commemorating their ancestors.

For some reason Luba village is far less visited than Bena village, even though they are right next door, and this means that the people of Luba are far more open and curious about visitors.

In all villages they support themselves by selling beautiful handmade weavings - I obviously couldn't leave without buying one...!
Date: 2017-10-06 00:58:05

Indonesia Asia Vertical Flores Person Woman Black white Monochrome Travel Nikon D7100 Portrait Luba Village Traditional Ngada

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Hard life but wonderful capture.
angelo appoloni 2017-10-06 02:08:24
Wow...wonderful shot!
drnoaustralia 2017-10-06 02:14:10
[] yes, certainly a hard life - hard to imagine for most of us. Her expression and wrinkles tell a story on their own. It's just a shame we weren't able to communicate more to learn more about her.
Nicholas Olesen Photography 2017-10-06 02:15:26

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