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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...

Adultery Lobster

Adultery Lobster

One of the unique species from West Papua is a lobster whose claws like a crab’s so it raises a myth that the lobster has had affair with crab. The lobster is very popular in Wamena, West Papua. The lobster can be served as delicious dishes by frying, grilled, and boiled.

Sagoo Worm Satay

Sagoo Worm Satay

Other traditional cuisine of Raja Ampat, West Papua, is Sagoo Worm Satay. It may sound and look loathsome, but the worms are rich in protein. People can get the worm from an old sagoo tree. The local people  can eat straight the worm, but nowadays the worm is served in the form of satay.

Papeda

Papeda

Papeda is a traditional cuisine from West Papua. The cuisine is made of sagoo which is processed into white, sticky pulp like glue. It is tasteless but served with delicious yellow gravy of mumbara or other fish dishes.