Scarification

East and West Sepik provinces

Ambunti, Angoram, Maprik and Wewak are districts in the East Sepik province

Aitape, Amanab, Lumi, Nuku, Telefomin and Vanimo are districts in the West Sepik or Saundaun province

Scarification

Scarifying involves scratching, etching, or superficially cutting designs, pictures, or words into the skin as a permanent body modification. Scarification is practiced in the Sepik region of PNG. Scarification is usually more visible on darker skinned people than tattoos. It is similar in nature to livestock branding.

scarification - Alec Leonello
Here is an image showing scarification taken by Alec Leonello (also look up cicatrisation)

See also -- http://skerah.com/article.php?id=111

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sepik_River_initiation_-_crocodile_scarification_1975,_2.JPG

Sepik River

The mighty Sepik River is the longest river on the island of New Guinea. The majority of the river flows through the provinces of Sandaun and East Sepik, with a small section flowing through the Indonesian province of Papua. The tribes living along the river produce magnificent wood carvings and artful clay pottery.

 

PNG Parliament House

The Papua New Guinea Parliament House is built in the style of a Maprik Spirit House or Haus Tambaran. Click here to see images of Parliament House

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