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KOROWAI TREE TRIBE

Dear Jeffry,

We are back home in Cracow, Poland and I wanted to thank you for organising our wonderfull trip to Korowai in West Papua. Special thanks to our guide Jonas for his patience and proffesionalism. Everything has been perfect. He and his team accompanied us throughout the journey and took excellent care of us.

korowai tree tribeWe are very happy to have travelled with Adventure Indonesia and we would highly recommend your company to all who plan to make an unique and unforgettable trip to Papua, Indonesia.

Best regards
Wiesław - Wieslaw.Sleczkowski@me.com

Hi Natasha,
Yes, I traveled in West Papua in 2005, using the services of Adventure Indonesia, which I highly reccomend. I didn't go into the Baliem valley area, but I did trek out of Kosarek to visit a number of Yali villages, and then also trekked out of Yaniruma to visit some of the Korowai Tribe villages. For those of us that like trekking in remote areas, it was a great trip. The high mountain valleys of the Yali are quite beautiful and I found the Yali to be wonderful people. My guide was excellent, being very capable, knowledgeable and professional.
Greg

The Kombai Korowai tribe are direct neighbours of the Asmat and live north of the Dairam Kabiur. Their habitat is limited by two large rivers and the mountains in the north. Their swampy area is approximately 600 km² bid. In this difficult area are living up to 2500 Korowai together in small family groups.

The Korowai tribe are hunters and collectors. They nourish themselves mainly with Sago which they won from Sago palms. They refer their main protein food from the larvae of the Capricorn beetle. The huntable animals represent their further base of live. There are wild pigs; Casuar bird; birds; snakes; and small insects. Vegetable food is also very important for them. Especially palm leaves, fern, breadfruit and the red pandanae fruit.

They live together in small family groups in tree houses. These tree houses can reach heights up to 50 meters, what however only in exceptional cases the case is. The Korowai build such kind of tree houses only if there is a dispute with the neighbours, or if they live in an hostile area. Their normal tree houses are around 6 to 25 Meters high.

korowai tree tribeA Korowai Tribe family with up to eight persons live in such kind of houses. But there is a strictly separatism between men and women. Their material culture is exclusively limited to indispensable things of daily live as well as decoration articles for the body.

Particularly to call the still common stone axe, bone knifes as well as the grave stick to remove the hard skin from a Sago Tree and the wooden Sago hammer.

KOROWAI TRIBE PEOPLE

KOROWAI TRIBEFor the decoration of the body we have to name the bones from the wings of a flying fox. The Korowai Tribe women place this in the nose. Also the necklace from dog´s tooth are really important for them. The mother give these necklaces to the daughter and this is still in use. The men use necklaces from pig´s tooth.The women use only a small skirt made from tree skin and Sago fibres. The men use only a leaf around the penis. Some groups have just the half of a nut around the penis. Around the chest you can see also some rotanings. Without their net the women never move out of the tree house. The Korowai Tribe men never move out without bow and arrows.

>> 14 DAYS STONE KOROWAI ADVENTURE <<

> IRIAN JAYA GENERAL INFO
> IRIAN JAYA MAP
> BALIEM VALLEY
> YALI TRIBE
> ASMAT TRIBE
> KOROWAI KOMBAI TRIBE
> 5 DAYS BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
> 8 DAYS BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
> 12 DAYS SOUTHERN & NORTHERN BALIEM TREKKING
> 11 DAYS YALI TRIBE TREKKING
> 10 DAYS ASMAT ART ADVENTURE
> 10 DAYS KOROWAI KOMBAI TRIBE ADVENTURE
> 13 DAYS ASMAT & KOROWAI ADVENTURE
> RAJA AMPAT PAPUA DIVING
> IRIAN JAYA CAPITAL CITY : JAYAPURA
> WAMENA & BALIEM PILAMO HOTEL
> ABOUT ADVENTURE INDONESIA

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