Indonesia, Sumatra. Minangkabau - Koto Gadang. Their culture is matrilineal and patriarchal, with property and land passing down from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs are the responsibility of men (although some women also play important roles in these areas. This custom is calledAdat perpatih in Malaysia and Lareh Bodi Caniago in Indonesia.

Their culture is matrilineal.

Batusangkar, Minangkabau house, 1980

Photo of Batusangkar, Minangkabau house, 1980 (i)

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"SURAU NAGARI LUBUAK BAUAK" Sebuah perpaduan harmonis antara Religi Dan Tradisi, melahirkan sebuah karya arsitektur bernilai seni tinggi. #westsumatera #indonesia

Undang-undang Minangkabau, a Minangkabau legal digest in Malay, from the collection of the Surau Gadang Ampalu in Kabupaten Padang Pariaman, West Sumatra. - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2014/02/indonesian-and-malay-manuscripts-in-the-endangered-archives-programme.

Indonesian and Malay manuscripts in the Endangered Archives Programme

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