Seram, Pak Simpson Wearing Chawat, 2006 - On my second visit into the interior, I waited for three nights to meet the Suku Terasing (the tribe that has no contact with the outside world). Pak Simpson was married to one of their women. Pak Simpson was a kindly old man. When it came to questions involving the simplest math, he would say, "Beta seng skola," which means, in Maluku, "I have no schooling." He is wearing "kulit kayu," which means the skin of the tree. The emblem is his own design. Later, he showed me how to make kulit kayu from scratch. He does not wear a chawat in day-to-day living.
- Nation: Indonesia
- ISO Province: Indonesia, Maluku
- TCC Country: Moluka
- Place: Seram
- Year: 2006
- File name: Seram,PakSimpsonWearingChawat,2006IMG_1725.jpg