The Asmats of West Papua
Zafer KIZILKAYA
West Papua of eastern Indonesia still hides its cultural and natural secrets. The Asmat live in scattered riverbanks of vast mangrove forest along the rivers. The tides and the spirits determine the rhythm of life in Asmat culture. Elaborate wood carvings are well sought after by collectors the world over. Malaria and other diseases breaking the local population where any health care is weeks away...
 
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