Baliem valley, Papua Barat (West Papua), Indonesia

by: Casana Carlo Ottaviano

Published:
Tuesday 30th of November 2004 06:02:42 AM

Dani man from Wamena's new market (Papua Barat, Indonesia). His head is decorated with the extremely rare bird of paradise feathers!


Modern and old fashion Dani people by the road at the central market of Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


My new Dani friend Asiké admires for the first time one of the caves in the Kurulu area, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Village along the Salt Valley, Baliem Valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Preparing the fire place to cook a piglet in a Dani village in the Kurulu area, Baliem Valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


The pig is ready! Fly also! Dani village in the Kurulu area, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Preparing the fire place to cook a piglet in a Dani village in the Kurulu area, Baliem Valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Preparing the fire place to cook a piglet in a Dani village in the Kurulu area, Baliem Valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


The fire place is ready, the piglet has to be covered with ferns and burning stones. Dani village in the Kurulu area, Baliem Valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


The village's chief. Dani village, Kurulu area, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


The chief's 2nd wife. Dani village in the Kurulu area, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


The village's chief! Dani village, Kurulu area, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


In the kitchen hut, Dani village, Kurulu area, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


From a Dani village, Kurulu area, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia).


Asiké walking into a village's gate. Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Wim Tok Mabel's mummy held by one of his descendant. Apparently the mummy is 362 years old. Wim Tok Mabel was a "big man" and everybody in the valley wanted his advices. Even nowadays somebody is looking for them! Sumpaima village, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia).


Village in the Wallak valley, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Central market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia) Larger is better IMHO


New market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Sinak market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


New market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


New market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Baliem valley, (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


New market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Asike' admiring some waterfalls on the hills south/west of the Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia).


Dani man, Vallak valley, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Dani village, Vallak valley, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Misi market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


New market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia). This lady was telling me that she pretended 1000 Rp (0,25 USD) for the photo. She was chewing sugar cane.


Misi market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Dani man, Kurulu area (Baliem valley, Indonesia)


New market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia). In the Dani tradition every mourning women had to amputate a falange!


Walrap Elosa's mummy, Jivika village, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Sinak market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Wim Tok Mabel's mummy. Sumpaima village, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia).


Dani village, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia).


From a Dani village, Kurulu area, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia).


Dani woman cooking. Dani village, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia).


Lunch chez le Dani!


From a Dani village, Kurulu area, Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Lunch chez le Dani, n7. Kurulu area, Baliem valley, Papua Barat, Indonesia


Misi market, Wamena, Papua Barat, Indonesia


Asiké in the jungle; Baliem valley, Papua Barat, Indonesia


The chief of the village lunch! Dani village, Kurulu area, Baliem valley, Papua Barat, Indonesia


Sinak market, Wamena, Papua Barat, Indonesia


In the Dani hut, Baliem valley, Papua Barat, Indonesia


Asike' admiring a cave in the Kurulu area. Papua Barat, Indonesia.


Asike' admiring some waterfalls on the hills south/west of the Baliem valley (Papua Barat, Indonesia).


New market, Wamenam Papua Barat, Indonesia


Sinak market, Wamena, Papua Barat, Indonesia


Misi market, Wamena (Papua Barat, Indonesia)


Misi market, Wamena, Papua Barat, Indonesia


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