This is a portrait I took of a local woman in the village of Nage, in Flores, Indonesia. Nage is one of many traditional villages (Bena, Bela, etc.) in the surroundings of Bajawa, built at the feet of Gunung Inerie.
After camping the previous night next to a hot spring water, we were invited in the morning by the guardian to visit his traditional village a few hundred meters away, where all the villagers were working together to build the roof of an house. We were warmly welcomed by everybody and happy to assist to this special event.
It's customary tradition that everybody in the village is participating to such an event for free, working under the sun in happiness, smiling and laughing, males and females alike. This way a roof several meters high, built with local natural materials, can be finished in just one day.
The reward for the effort was a big communal meal where a pig and an horse were sacrificed to be offered to the villagers of Nage.