Wedding portrait, Minangkabau wedding couple, Cupak, West Sumatra
Previously I posted several galleries from the first half of our circumnavigation of Sumatra (Singapore to Nias Island). From Nias Island we continued on to West Sumatra (Padang area), the home of the Minangkabau people, a matrilineal society that lives in the highlands of West Sumatra. Although matrilineal, the Minankabau are Islamic, but with remnants of animism, a nature-based philosophy.
For a highly colourful wider angle view of the wedding party, and for a very rare photo of the photographer, see here http://goo.gl/SBIIm
(Off to Honolulu shortly for a few days for a conference - will post and comment when and where I can)