TRADITIONAL CHILDHOOD PRACTICES IN THE INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO Mariah Waworuntu – TAASA Review September 2022
I n many ethnographic studies of people’s customs and culture babies and infants are overlooked.
This article focuses on the earlyage groups of certain ethnic communities in Indonesia where some practices and objects that decorate and protect an infant’s body are longstanding cultural traditions. Indonesia is home to different ethnic groups who follow various traditions rooted in cultural heritage.
These have been shaped by long interaction between original indigenous customs and multiple foreign influences...