The Baduy (or Badui), who call themselves Kanekes, are a traditional community living in the western part of the Indonesian province of Banten, near Rangkasbitung. A hilly forest area 120 km (75 mi) from Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.
Baduy people resist foreign influences and vigorously preserve their ancient way of life.
They reject all the modern lifestyle.
The most of the Baduys are farmers. They plant huma rice (padi huma/padi ladang) and other plantation. Beside farmers they make handicrafts like Koja’s bag, palm sugar, woven products and less of them are merchants. Their religion is “Sunda Wiwitan”, they believe only one God, Sang Hyang Tunggal as their Rhe creature, arrange and decider in the live.
The Baduy also observe many mystical taboos. They are forbidden to kill, steal, lie, commit adultery, get drunk, eat food at night, take any form of conveyance, wear flowers or perfumes, accept gold or silver, touch money, or cut their hair. Other taboos relate to defending Baduy lands against invasion: they may not grow sawah (wet rice), use fertilizers, raise cash crops, use modern tools for working ladang soil, or keep large domestic animals.