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West Sumatra, Indonesia

Indonesian house

"House in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra", 1994 photo Elroy Christenson

This picturesque valley is a realitively difficult place to get to. The city of Bukittinggi has a terrific market and some interesting swept wing type roofs on the houses.  Although Moslem, the culture here is matralineal with the women in control of property and inheritance.  Typically a family of mostly women of several generation live in a house like this.  Men are invited in but can be asked to leave at anytime.  Children of the family may have different fathers from a single mother. 

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