DANI TRIBE’S YOUNGSTERS _ 0239

Dani tribe’s youngsters wearing “Sali”, traditional outfits with beads made of seashells.

Ritual small-scale warfare between rival villages is integral to traditional Dani culture, with much time spent preparing weapons, engaging in both mock and real battle, and treating any resulting injuries. Typically the emphasis in battle is to insult the enemy and wound or kill token victims, as opposed to capturing territory or property or vanquishing the enemy village. The Dani practiced cannibalism well into the 20th century, as documented by missionaries who were invited to witness tribe members dismembering the body of an enemy slain in battle the day before as the fallen warrior’s kin watched from a nearby hilltop.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From Jakarta, Indonesia
Thanks Veronica !

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