Friday Photo – A Tradition in West Papua

Submitted by indohoyindohoy on 8 June 2012   •  Blog

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Our friend Mia had a chance to visit West Papua and she brought us a souvenir, this picture and more to come. Give it up for Mia, everybody! *body wave*


travel Indonesia - Papua

There’s a tradition in the hinterland of Kota Mulia, in the Puncak Jaya regency of Papua, which will most probably drop some jaws. A person is to cut off a segment of his or her finger when a family member passed away. In this picture you can see a woman has lost two segments of her finger, which means she has lost two family members. But that doesn’t stop her from knitting 🙂

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