THE PEOPLE AND WAY OF LIFE
The indigenous people of this province are Melanesians with black skins and curly hair. They generally have a root crop subsistence agriculture based on sweet potatoes and taros.
The people of Papua obtain their starch from the sago palm which gives and extremely generous yield for remarkably little effort. Feral and domesticated pigs on the island is originally came from Southeast Asia was an event which has had vast cultural and ritual significance for its people. Pigs are often treated as members of the family and are sometimes suckled by women.
While many other people of the world were still hunters and gatherers, Papua people had begun to garden. After fairly recently, many of them lived with a simple Stone Age Culture wearing little clothing and decorating their bodies with paintings, shells, pig tusks, feathers and skins. There is a plethora of language in the province, perhaps some 250 in all, each representing a tribal group which mixes little with the others. Some of the more remote groups still have virtually no contact with the outside world. In recent years, Indonesians from elsewhere in the country have come to this province.
This valley has been the most visited part of the island, especially in recent years. The Dani Tribes speak related Papuan, or non - Austronesian language and live in the high central range of Papua Island, the most eastern province of Indonesia.
Until the last decades the Dani tribes were some of the most isolated populations by swamps and mountains. They grew root crops, raised pig and used polished stone axes and adzes. They didn't make pottery (which means "sign of the modernity"), but otherwise their technology was very much like that of the Neolithic of the Old and New Worlds.
There may be 250,000 Dani living in the central mountains, many live scattered among the steep mountain slopes. The Valley has one of the highest densities of population in Papua Province. The Dani Tribes build their huts in a compound nicely express both environmental adaptation and Dani's character. The men's and women's huts have thick thatched roofs which keep rain, yet retain the heat from the earth, along with just enough smoke to discourage the mosquito.
More Info: http://www.komodotours.com/west_papua/travel_tips.htm
Have a nice day :))
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smarcell (19965) 2008-07-01 3:23
Definitely a veru interesting and descrpitive shot.
It's funny hou he poses to the camera, with a sort of proud expression.
siamesa (28123) 2008-07-01 15:06
Excellent picture. Very good details and really an excellent idea.Very informative note.
edytungkal (4551) 2008-07-01 23:20
Selalu menarik membaca tentang kehidupan dan adat suku-suku yang ada di Papua
dan it's good you hvae posted the Dani tribes picture here, both picture and the story behind it of course will adds the documentary in TE community. Great work and tfs.
holmertz (57405) 2008-07-02 2:34
This is an interesting and informative picture, really teaching most of us something about the world we live in. I like the smile of this man, obviously being proud of his house and his basic clothes - or rather the decorations on his body.
Thanks for sharing,
Scharan (14144) 2008-07-03 19:47
Um ótimo trabalho e interessante nota.
Você conseguiu captar muito bem a expressão facial...as marcas do tempo e seu belo sorriso. Parabéns!
PixelTerror (0) 2008-07-04 3:08
Wow amazing person, and looking a bit menacing, a good sharp image from this remote location, discover these faraway remote places is what I like here on TE, lucky you who had the chance to go there.
Have a nice day jY
Benedict (7076) 2008-07-08 6:07
thanks for sharing a foto of this tribal gentleman. your very informative notes about this tribal people put aside the "ignorance" that many of us "carry" since time immemorial.
good lighting with fine vivid details. that smile is infectious!
kristina (250) 2008-07-09 12:03
What a nice suit! It would be great to see a belarussian man looks like this in hot summer day:)))))) Suit looks dangerously, but on this smiling man!!!!
Thnak You for sharing, Bima!
Cheers from Belarus!
wgreis (8267) 2008-07-10 17:54
permita-me escrever em português. A foto tipo "portrait" ficou excelente, com cores marcantes e um registro fantástico da cultura local.
UnTrained (0) 2008-07-18 6:23
a good and impressing full body capture of him smiling a bit strange. You achieved to present his skin excellent. Well placed in his natural environment.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
cessy (13647) 2008-08-12 16:45
great portrait of him
keliatannya dia ramah dan mau di foto ya
SaidQirimli (480) 2009-12-13 11:27
As Salamu Aleykum,Bima!
Very good shot,my friend!Welldone!
I do like his evil smile and underwear :)!
- Copyright: Bima Aryasena (yasin) (151)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: NIKON D200, 70-200mm f/2.8 G-AFS VR, 77mm HOYA UV
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-01 3:08