Seram, Suku Terasing, Lubai, 2006 - In Indonesian, the term "Suku Terasing" roughly means the "lost tribe." We waited for days to make contact with them. At first, they refused to allow photographs, but then they agreed to one. One turned into many. I was disappointed that they wore normal clothes. But there was something different about them. They lived away from contact with the government in north central Seram in the Seti area. I found out after a week there that the topographic maps available - the only ones I found were on the internet - were completely unreliable. Before I was allowed to communicate with this group, we had to have a ceremony of eating beetlenut.
- Nation: Indonesia
- ISO Province: Indonesia, Maluku
- TCC Country: Moluka Islands
- Place: Seram
- Year: 2006
- File name: Seram,SukuTerasing,Lubai,2006,IMG_2200.jpg