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    February 10, 2020

    Mentawaiexperience is a tribe that settled in the Mentawai Islands, Siberut, West Sumatra. Although modern traditions are currently weakening traditional civilizations, the Mentawai Tribe still retain their traditions that have existed since their ancestors. Some traditions and rituals look terrible and painful, such as the tradition of Kerik Gigi carved teeth for women in the Mentawai tribe. Here are some unique traditions of the Mentawai tribe. The Mentawai tribe has a tattoo tradition that is considered the oldest tattoo in the world. The art of painting on the skin of tattoos alias in this tribe has existed since his arrival on the West Coast of Sumatra, namely in 1500 BC – 500 BC or in the Metal Age, while many assume that tattoos originated from Egyptian civilization, namely in 1300 BC. Tattoos for the Mentawai people have a meaning of balance. Therefore, objects such as stones, animals and plants must be enshrined in their bodies. Unlike...

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