onsdag 17 februari 2016
In the long house.
After the celebrations we are all invited into the 40 meter long house,
normally only used by the men. Fantastic artifacts are for sale.
Another little bag from a medicinman!
Fierce looking? They were very friendly though.
The Asmat people still live very much like long ago, marrying several women,
sharing women*)or being intimate among the men.**) They live periods in the
long house and the women and the children are in their separate houses all on
high stilts from the tidal water.
*) papitsj **) mbai
These two customs the missionaries tried to stop and it has also been disputed
if they ever existed or do exist at all.