Silver 2018 / People / Culture

Mentawai Aborigina

  • Prizes
    Silver in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Alexandrino Lei Airosa

Mentawai tribes live in the northern tip of Indonesia Mentawai Islands, Located 150 kilometers west of Sumatra on the Indian Ocean, Mentawai Islands consists of 70 islands, Siberut which was the larger island, Most of these islands are uninhabited Most of the land is covered by tropical rainforests, Closed isolated natural environment, making many of the ancient customs to be retained so far Mentawai sharpen their teeth with a chisel for aesthetic reasons. Tattooing is done with a needle and wood which is hammered on the needle by a shaman called Sikerei, Tattooing was an identity and a pers

My Name is Alexandrino Lei Airosa ( Dino) I’m a Hotelier, working in hotel industry, Photography for me is a passion, it is more than a hobby, not business too Photography made change and influence in my life, I travel more , I see more and experience more, and when I encounter those people living below the standards, It make me cherish what I having now: family, health and job, make me more humble to see things