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SUMBA, INDONESIA - MARCH 2017: Sumba people were making the traditional woven fabric at Praiijing village in Sumba, East Nusa, Indonesia, March 2017.
In the eastern Indonesian island of Sumba lies the ‘tattoo village.’ Home to around only 100 Sumbanese people, the village of Praijing, sees inhabitants continuing ancient traditions and customs that have survived, despite hundreds of years of colonialism. The ritualistic practice of tattooing has been documented by a photographer in a series of stunning portraits taken in the village in March 2017. Firna Fajrin a freelance photographer from Bima in central Indonesia, decided to visit the remote village after friends of his had passed through and noticed the striking body-art of the local women.
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