Indonesia | Cracking Nuts

Indonesia | Cracking Nuts

High up in the hills on the island of Flores in Indonesia are several beautiful Ngada villages, where traditional ways of life are still relatively well preserved. We rented a motorbike for the day and headed out on our own to visit several of these villages.

I came across this old woman in Bena village, a short drive from the town of Bajawa. She was busy cracking open macadamia nuts, using a homemade tool – some kind of leaf or reed formed into a small pocket at the end, where a nut is inserted, which is then hit against a flat rock to crack the shell.

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