Coffin bilong dai man


In a separate review on the Aseki smoked bodies I related the rather gruesome ‘burial’ rituals of the Anga tribe in Aseki, Morobe Province. Another earlier approach, within PNG, to ‘honouring the dead’ was endocannibalism, or eating them! Continue reading “Coffin bilong dai man”

Aseki Smoked Bodies


In my separate review of the JK McCarthy Museum in Goroka I introduced the reader to the Anga (also called Kuka Kuka) tribe and its rather peculiar and macabre custom of wearing human finger necklaces. Dear Reader, that’s tame when you consider the tribe’s burial rituals for its warriors. Continue reading “Aseki Smoked Bodies”