Living TRAVEL - PAPUA NEW GUINEA
 

The Sepic River, and villages alongside the lower reaches of the Sepic River
 
Mendam, Tanbanam, and Yentchen villages
 


Entering the mouth of the Sepic River from the Bismarck Sea
 

Our cruise boat
 

Morning mist on the Sepic


 

Investigating a side stream
 

Mendam Village
    

Our first village stop
 

The "Men's House"
 
 


Making an armband
 

 

Typical Sepic canoes - long and narrow dug-outs
 

Tanbanam Village
    


 
The Men's House - above right and below: decoration on the Men's House
 

 

Inside the Men's House - and below
 

 

A family house
 

Now you see the scale of the house above

Building a new Men's House
 

Making a basket
 

Collection of old and new Bilums (string bags)
 

Yentchen Village
    


The Men's House
 

A family house
 

Traditional items for tourists - masks, and copies of ceremonial effigies (below)
 


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