Sulawesi (Summer 1972): From Mamasa to Palopo via Rantepao



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Landscapes between Mamasa and Rantepao.






Toraja villages along the way. Now this trek has become quite popular, but in 1972 few people had done it. Villagers were often surprised to see me.




Market in a village. Note the distinctive hat carried by women in this region.


Rice field landscapes near Rantepao.



Narrow bamboo bridge.


Toraja houses.




In a village near Rantepao.





Rehearsing for the Toraja festival (below).


Toraja festival near Rantepao.






In villages between Rantepao and Palopo.




In Palopo.



Links to:

- Ujung Pandang and Polewali

- Polewali to Mamasa

- Toraja funeral ceremony




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