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Pictures of villages in Indonesia [updated 2014-04-08]



Below you will find a collection of photos from Indonesia. Pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler over several years. While these images are the property of mongabay.com, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me.


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Dani man


Red anchovies at fish market in Rantepao (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Red anchovies at fish market in Rantepao



Coastline near the village of Sunur, West Java



Dani man in traditional ceremonial dress


Top breed white water buffalo (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Top breed white water buffalo


Palawa village (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Palawa village


Riverside village downriver from Bantimurung falls (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Riverside village downriver from Bantimurung falls



Dani man in Anyelma


Village along the Rungan River


Mummified human in New Guinea



Papuan man in Wamena



Dani elder in traditional garb


Village on the Sampit River


Dani warrior



Dani man with penis gourd



Armed clansmen in New Guinea



Rumah Kaki Seribu (thousand feet house), a traditional hut in the highlands of West Papua, New Guinea



Dani woman



Children in a Dani village



Lani man carrying firewood and a machete



Workers day hut in a field



Fishing village of Batu Putih



Alex, a Dani man



Dani man receiving a pig ear



Beach near Batu Putih, a fishing village in North Sulawesi, with Tangkoko Reserve in the background



Kids among sweet potato fields in the highlands of New Guinea



Sentani bark paintings



Dani man wearing only his penis gourd



Rope bridge near Wamena



Lani huts in the Baliem Valley


Muddy rice fields near Ketu Kese (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Muddy rice fields near Ketu Kese



Fishing boat along the coastline near the village of Sunur, West Java



Dani elder in traditional dress



Community forest



Lani grass hut


Sulawesi home outside of Makassar (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Sulawesi home outside of Makassar


Traditional painting on the side of a home in Palawa (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Traditional painting on the side of a home in Palawa. Orange and black-brown paint has been used to color the art.



Papuan man in Wamena



Traditional wood and bark hut build by the Mouley clan


Traditional medicines in Borneo


Lani man in his hut



Group of Papuan kids


Village along the Rungan River


Papua man in tradition dress



Dani man



Arrows in the hand of a Mouley



Group in Dani in a highland village



Girl in Anyelma


Selecting among fish at market in Rantepao (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Selecting among fish at market in Rantepao



Dani warrior


Vendor carrying all of his wares on the back of his motorbike (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Vendor carrying all of his wares on the back of his motorbike



Dani man with penis gourd


Painting of roosters and water buffalos--orange, red, and dark brown paint (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Painting of roosters and water buffalos--orange, red, and dark brown paint



Dani warrior



Traditional Mouley hut in the Arfak highlands outside of Manokrawi



Dani village



Armed Papuans



Lani man in his hut



Lake Sentani houses on stilts



Men loading sardines for export into the back of a pickup truck



Dani elder in traditional costume



Group in Dani in a highland village



Dani woman with a cassowary headdress


Sulawesi home outside of Ujung Pandang (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Sulawesi home outside of Ujung Pandang



Papuan man holding a feather headdress


Isolated mountain home in forests of Sulawesi (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Isolated mountain home in forests of Sulawesi



Dani men in ceremonial battle


Hardware store / stand in market in Rantepao (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Hardware store / stand in market in Rantepao



Dani man preparing to roast a slaughtered pig



Men loading sardines for export into the back of a pickup truck



Dani man



Dani children in the highlands of New Guinea


Typical Toraja house (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Typical Toraja house



Dani girl in the highlands of New Guinea



Dani hut


Chilis and tomatos at the market in Rantepao (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Chilis and tomatos at the market in Rantepao



Rope bridge near Wamena


Highly valued white steer (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Highly valued white steer


Floating huts in Borneo

Construction of a traditional home in Palawa (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Construction of a traditional home in Palawa


Village along the Rungan River

Peppers at the market in Rantepao (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Peppers at the market in Rantepao



Dani hut


Bucket of live eels at fish market in Rantepao (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Bucket of live eels at fish market in Rantepao



Dani elder in traditional dress atop a watch tower



Dani man



Pig eating lake weeds



Dani man



Dani women unearthing cooked sweet potatoes from a fire pit


Palawa village houses (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Palawa village houses



Papuan man



Dani woman



Sentani man



Highland agricultural landscape and huts in New Guinea



Cabin in the Arfak mountains


Buying and selling at vegetable market in Rantepao (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Buying and selling at vegetable market in Rantepao



Dani boy in the highlands of New Guinea


Makassarese home (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Makassarese home


Statue encouraging Indonesians to have only two children (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Statue encouraging Indonesians to have only two children. The two child policy is not mandatory but is promoted by the Indonesian government



Dani village in New Guinea



Dani boy in the highlands of New Guinea


Village on the Sampit River


Aikima mummy (350 years old)


Market in Rantepao (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Market in Rantepao



Dani man


Cattle jawbones hung along a fence (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Cattle jawbones hung along a fence


Metal workers pounding a hand knife into shape (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Metal workers pounding a hand knife into shape


Lemo village (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Lemo village



Fisherman's haul near Nyaru Menteng



Lake Sentani houses on stilts


Toraja man painting carved wooded boxes at Keta Kese (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Toraja man painting carved wooded boxes at Keta Kese



Dani man roasting hog



Dani man



Dani man


Rooster pecking away at carrots in central market (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Rooster pecking away at carrots in central market



Werapak Elosarek, a Dani 'big man' (Kain), who was mummified after his death in the 1600s



Tribal Dani women cooking sweet potato


Crocodile patterns carved in wood at Tongkonan house (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Crocodile patterns carved in wood at Tongkonan house



Mouley man collecting pitcher plants



Mouley man near Syou




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