BATAK OLD WOODEN HOUSE STYLES LOST /GONE 4ever WITH THE modern PULP INDUSTRY/corruption ERA.

October 29, 2008 at 1:08 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )


A Batak village, from Dwellings, Paul Oliver, 2003

The Bataks of North Sumatra were said to have practised ritual cannibalism. Marco Polo wrote in 13th century that inhabitants of that island ate their parents when they became too old for work; Raffles in the 19th century stated that for certain crimes a criminal would be eaten alive. According to a New York Times article, the eating of human flesh was always a highly formalized ritual, and the diners were picky – only outsiders, consenting old people and certain kinds of criminals were consumed.

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