The Culture of Baduy.
The Baduy (or Badui), who call themselves Kanekes, are a traditional Bantenese community living in the southeastern part of the Indonesian province of Banten, near Rangkasbitung. They are one of the people group that practices isolation from the outside world and also in addition they believe in a taboo of being photographed especially among the Inner Baduy community. Baduy people resist foreign influences and vigorously preserve their ancient way of life, a majority are Muslims.
The Baduy are divided into two sub-groups; the Baduy Dalam (Inner Baduy), and the Baduy Luar (Outer Baduy). No foreigners were allowed to meet the Inner Baduy, though the Outer Baduy do foster some limited contacts with the outside world.
Formal education for the children of Baduy people is against their traditional customs. They reject government proposal to build educational facilities in the villages. As a result, very few Baduy people are able to read or write.
As it has always been the case for hundreds of years, the main livelihood of the Kanekes people are rice farming. Apart from that they also earn extra income from selling the fruits they gather from the jungle such as durian and tamarind-plum, as well as wild honey. .
Today, outsiders who visit the Kanekes customary region are increasing up to hundreds of people per visit; are usually teenagers from schools, college students, as well as other adult visitors. Visitors are welcomed, even for a one-night stay, provided that the visitors abide by the rules of the customs there. The customary rules includes taking of photos within the region of Kanekes Dalam is prohibited and using of soap or toothpaste in the river is not allowed.
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