INDONESIA: THE FLOWERMEN OF SIBEIRUT (Globetrotters)
Frederic TONOLLI, Patrick BOITET – Writer(s): Frédéric TONOLLI, Patrick BOITET
In the jungle of Sibeirut island, not very far from Sumatra, life has not changed for the past 300 years. It is like a visit to paradise, to an area where beauty is the essence of harmony. The people wear hibiscus flowers in their hair and their bodies are covered with intricate tattoos. They are called “the flower men”, a people in genuine communion with nature and its creatures. Civilisation has disrupted this long-lasting harmony, upsetting its fragile balance. The "flower men" are seeking shelter in the heart of the forest – they can at least trust the forest.