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Papua spear

Papua spear

One of the traditional weapons of the tribe that exist in Papua and West Papua is spear. This spear are made of natural materials such as wood and stone. Each tribe has a different spear shape, there is also variety of having 1 or two spear point. The spear in the picture is an example of spear used by Asmat tribe. Some of the tribes people now still lives the way they ancestors were ce...

Papua Dagger

Papua Dagger

  Dagger knives are generally made from metal strips but in Papua it is made from the bones of cassowary birds which are endemic to Papua. Cassowary cage bones are selected because they are easily shaped and sharpened but still have a strong structure. The handles of traditional Papuan weapons are usually adorned with cassowary feathers or natural fiber. image source: gpswisataindo...

Thousand Feet House, Traditional House of Papua

Thousand Feet House, Traditional House of Papua

The traditional house of Arfak tribal in West Papua is called Rumah Kaki Seribu or Mod Aki Aksa (Lgkojei) in native language which means ‘thousand feet house’. The traditional house is a stage-like house with many poles as the prop of the house. The roof of the house is made of straws and the poles are made of sagoo tree. The length of the poles are varied which is believed to prote...

Bagea, traditional cookie from Papua

Bagea, traditional cookie from Papua

Bagea is a traditional sweet cookie from Papua Island. The basic ingredient of the cookie is sagoo powder. The cookie is a bit hard when bitten but it will melt when you savor or dip it in tea or milk.

Wundi Cave

Wundi Cave

In the island Wundi there is an underwater cave. When the sea is in normal conditions, the cave is at about 15 meters below sea level. Wundi cave has a diameter of about 3 meters and in the cave there is an approximately 12 meters long corridor. However, diving here can not be done haphazardly and please remember to never dive alone. Visitors must be accompanied by a professional diver companio...