Photographer's Note

"Naga" (dragon) Village does not mean the village of dragon or any thing related to heroism or else.
For the people who lived in Garut, part of Sunda culture, the word "naga" derives from "nagawi" that means on the slope of a hill or mountain.
As they like to shorten the name, thus it becomes Naga Village or "Kampung Naga".
The people (still) lived exclusively in the tradition that extend to the old time of Java. They maintain their tradition, way of live, and as well as the numbers of community.
Their house construction is just simply like the old Javanese house dating back to before "modernization".
Their house is raised up about hald meters and suported by 4 or 6 or 8 pillars where underneath for nothing.
That's they way to avoid any danger in account of animal or flood.
Their way of lived do depend on agriculture and supported by fishing in a small ponds found around the village.
The founder(s) of the village is highly respected and buried down on the upper hill where spiritually they keep watching and blessing to the people down below.


Note : The village is part of Sunda culture, West Java.

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