Flores - village ceremony (23 images)

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Ceremony in village Bena, Flores.
The Ngada people in Flores do have some kind of matriarchate: when a couple marries, the man moves to the family of the woman and works for them. Houses are symbol of the female power and the process of building a new house is followed by a ceremony, where the men sacrifice animals (a treasure in archaic society) cooking and sharing all in a big feast.
Bena is seated below a volcano, close to the sea.
Ngada people are traditionally...
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