Papua

Ambassadors of the jungle

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Women Crocodile in Papua New Guinea

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Черные невесты Менди – Остров Новая Гвинея

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Cittadini del Mondo: Oceania Papua Isole Trobriand

Cittadini del Mondo: Oceania Papua Isole Trobriand.

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Ланч на Папуа • Форум Винского.Koroway tribe

Ланч на Папуа • Форум Винского.

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Для тех, кто любит прелюдию.
В общем – то, вся эта длинная история произошла из-за короваев. Когда то, лет 20 назад, мой младший брат, находясь в нежном отроческом возрасте, проникал по моему читательскому билету в нашу областную библиотеку. Брал там диковинные книжки, читал их взахлеб и срисовывал картинки. На одной из них был изображен удивительный затерянный мир, джунгли, хижины, построенные на высоких деревьях и почти голые люди, что-то жарившие на костре. И вот сейчас, в январе 2010 года настал момент узнать – а что же они все-таки жарят на этом костре?!
Где то далеко в джунглях таились короваи, ни сном, ни духом не ведая, что уже готовится международная экспедиция и скоро будет пора встречать гостей.
В белый конверт с коряво написанным словом – «Папуа» были положены первые 20 долларов. Это было началом бесконечного потока потраченных денег. Папуа оказалась золотой. В сентябре по акции были куплены билеты до Джакарты и начались поиски проводников. Через два месяца долгих переговоров с различными проводниками – частными и официальными, индонезийскими и папуасскими, картина нарисовалась такая – все хотят денег немеряно, при этом никто не дает никаких гарантий, что маршрут будет такой, какой нужен нам, что самолеты будут летать, лодки – плавать, и на этом самом коровайском костре не будут жариться филейные части нашего тела. И тогда на свет выплыла контора немца – Вернера Вайнгляйна. Стоимость была примерно та же, как у предыдущих соискателей на наш кошелек, маршрут – первооткрывателей, но при этом – все по-немецки четко, плюс – его 20летний опыт экспедиций на Папуа. Мы с братом решили примкнуть к немцам уже в Папуа, в Джаяпуре и уйти с ними в трекинг в затерянный мир.
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Перелет. 9 января.

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KOROWAI TRIBE, INDONESIA,PAPUA By Jimmy Nelson

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KOROWAI TRIBE,
INDONESIA,PAPUA By Jimmy Nelson
South of the Jayawijaya mountain range of Papua Indonesiais a large area of lowland. The area accommodates a myriad of rivers forming swamps, wetlands and mangrove forests. It’s the habitat of the Korowai, a tribe that until the early 1970s, believed that they were the only humans on earth.
The Korowai are one of the few Papuan tribes that do not wear the Koteka, a penis gourd. Instead, the men ‘hide’ their penises in their scrotums, to which a leaf is then tightly tied. They are hunter-gatherers, living in tree houses. They adhere to strict separatism between men and women.

MABUL VILLAGE, DEKAI REGION, SOUTHERN PAPUA
August 2010

Both Dani and Yali build round or oval huts made out of straw and wood,
with thick thatched roofs. Dani and Yali men, women and children sleep
separately in different huts (honai). While the Korowai live in tree
houses, they also adhere to strict separatism between men and women.

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DANI tribe INDONESIA,PAPUA By Jimmy Nelson

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DANI tribe

INDONESIA,PAPUA By Jimmy Nelson

Baliem Valley is situated 1600 metres above sea level in the midst of the Jayawijaya mountain range of Papua Indonesia. The Dani live in the actual valley. They are farmers and use an efficient irrigation system. Archaeological finds prove that the valley has been farmed for 9,000 years.“If the hand does nothing, the mouth does not chew”The Dani often had to fight for their territory against different villages or other tribes. That’s why they have been called the most dreaded head- hunting tribe of Papua. This is remarkable considering the fact that they did not eat their enemies, like the majority of other Papuan tribes did.

BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL, PAPUA INDONESIA
August 2010

The Dani, Yali and Korowai universe is filled with all kinds of spirits, some
more personal in character than others. Particular reverence is paid to
ancestral spirits. In times of trouble, domesticated pigs are sacrificed to
the spirits of the ancestors. The tribes have an extraordinary and rich oral
tradition, including myths, folk tales, magical sayings and charms. Continue reading

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GOROKA Show,PAPUA NEW GUINEA By Jimmy Nelson

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GOROKA Show,PAPUA NEW GUINEA By Jimmy Nelson

Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Though only discovered in the beginning of the 20th century it is now host of a major tourist attraction, the Goroka show. The renowned Goroka Show is a three-day event that takes place annually around the time of the country’s Independence Day (September 16). Dating back to 1957, it is the oldest tribal gathering in Papua New Guinea. Over 100 tribes from the region show their music, dance and culture. Continue reading

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KALAM TRIBE,PAPUA NEW GUINEA By Jimmy Nelson

BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY.KALAM TRIBE,PAPUA NEW GUINEA

By Jimmy Nelson

The eastern half of New Guinea gained full independence from Australia in 1975, when Papua New Guinea was born. The indigenous population is one of the most heterogeneous in the world. Traditionally, the different tribes scattered across the highland plateau, live in small agrarian clans.
The first visitors were impressed to find valleys of carefully planned gardens and irrigation ditches. The women of the tribes are exceptional farmers. The men hunt and fight other tribes over land, pigs and women. Great effort is made to impress the enemy with terrifying masks, wigs and paint.

RAINBOW OVER SIMBAI
2010

Nested high in the mountains Simbai is a village that is unreachable except
by prop plane. It takes days walking through the bush through steep mud
slick hills. With no roads, it is easy to get lost.

This has kept the culture strong and rich and from assimilating to the rest
of the world. Simbai really is like stepping back in time. Continue reading

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ASARO TRIBE,PAPUA NEW GUINEA By Jimmy Nelson

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ASARO TRIBE,PAPUA NEW GUINEA
By Jimmy Nelson

A number of different tribes have lived scattered across the highland plateau for 1000 years, in small agrarian clans, isolated by the harsh terrain and divided by language, custom and tradition. The legendary Asaro Mudmen first met with the Western world in the middle of the 20th century.
“Knowledge is only rumour until it is in the muscle”
Legend has it that the Mudmen were forced to flee from an enemy into the Asaro River where they waited until dusk to escape. The enemy saw them rise from the banks covered in mud and thought they were spirits. The Asaro still apply mud and masks to keep the illusion alive and terrify other tribes.

ASARO FROM THE EASTERN HIGHLANDS
2010

The mudmen could not cover their faces with mud because the
people of Papua New Guinea thought that the mud from the Asaro
river was poisonous. So instead of covering their faces with this alleged
poison, they made masks from pebbles that they heated and water
from the waterfall, with unusual designs such as long or very short
ears either going down to the chin or sticking up at the top,
long joined eyebrows attached to the top of the ears, horns and
sideways mouths. Continue reading

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