Padang is part old port town and part modern capital of West Sumatra. Dutch colonialists traded coffee and spices from the harbor starting in the 17th century. Driving out from Padang one can reach Cupek a Minangkabau village in Sumatra’s interior. The ancestral homelands of the Minangkabau are centered in West Sumatra’s lush highlands and stretch as far as the seashore. They claim the world’s largest matrilineal society and ownership of a family’s property—their homes rice paddies and the like—passes from mother to daughter. View more
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