The island of Andaman is situated within the Arctic Circle, in one of the most extreme regions of the planet. It is a small island, remote and exposed to the elements. Their main struggle is against the wind, it is so strong that the Andaman people gave up on speech long ago.  They communicate with an elaborate form of sign language.

To save energy their jewellery acts as a marker. It identifies social class, occupation, sexual orientation and various other more unusual indicators such as swimming ability and knowledge of farming.