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E. Manggarai farmers honor nature, ancestors with Umbiro

  • Markus Makur

    The Jakarta Post

East Manggarai | Wed, August 9, 2017 | 09:30 am
E. Manggarai farmers honor nature, ancestors with Umbiro Local tradition: Students of the SD Inpres Nunur elementary school in Mbengan village in Kota Komba district, East Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), perform the Umbiro ritual in Ranakolong village on Aug.1. (JP/Markus Makur)

PREMIUM The people of East Manggarai in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, have a high regard for paddy, a staple food crop they call “Mother of the Earth.” Around 90 percent of the regency’s residents work as farmers, cultivating rice crops either on unirrigated agricultural fields or wet rice fields. As the East Manggarai people live in unity with nature, they show their respect for t...