Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Museum Loka Budaya, Jayapura

In Abepura, near Jayapura, on the grounds of the Cenderiwasih University, is the surprisingly good Museum Loka Budaya.  It has a large collection of Papuan artifacts.  If you're lucky you will get a get a lengthy personal guided tour from a volunteer English student.  The museum was partially funded by donations from the Rockefeller family.  Michael Rockefeller disappeared in 1961 during an art-collecting/adventure expedition to the Asmat region of Papua.
Traditional tools/weapons

Fish Trap

Model of traditional sailing boat



Arrows and armor

Traditional fishing spears


Traditional pillow!

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