Timor

Traditional tattoos and jewelry

Traditional tattoos and jewelry
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Ama Benu’s son is the new leader of Boti. He is a young man, without the standing to enforce the traditional ways that his father defended with such passion. Trucks rumbling to the village gate each morning herald the changing times. The Boti community faces a question that reverberates throughout Indonesia: how can they sustain their traditions and their environment, and embrace the promise and opportunity of the modern world?