Female Chiefs of Maewo — An elder Notari woman wearing a traditional mat dress, Kerembei Village, Maewo. To become a Notari, a woman performs a lengthy ritual ceremony over several days, known as “making lengwasa”. Depending on seniority and experience, Notari are often cultural leaders preserving traditional custom life. @femalechiefs #lexarmemory #HuangMenders #NikonUSA http://ift.tt/2cQmEFN

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