In the course of its history, the immense Indonesian archipelago has been subjected to many cultural and religious influences which have given birth to cultures which figure among the most prestigious in Asia. On one small island on the Mentawai archipelago, just off the coast of Sumatra however, time stopped at the Neolithic stage.
On the island of Siberut, some people, lost fare in the past, still dress with flowers and foliage. They foster the age-old traditions of harmony, balance and beauty.
Olivier Lelièvre has been travelling in Indonesia for almost 20 years. He invites you to share the daily lives of these Mentawaians, who are still living at the forest's rhythms and who are still following a spiritual life which is both complex and surprising.
Parts of this book have been traduced in english in :
- The Forest of the Spirits in : Icarus 9, "The people of this place" p.87-99. The Rosen Publishing Group, New York.
Only in french version
144 pages, 120 colour prints
Size 25 cm X 23 cm, Bound
ISBN : 2-907754-09-2