Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Traditional Housing
Traditional housing is built in a circular or rectangular shape and are weaved from pit canes or bamboo. the building is very low so that the inside kept warm  during the cold times. However the roof is very high so that smoke is kept away from the inhabitants. IN this communal and open-spaced arrangement , cooking and sleeping are both done though usually cooking can be done outside. Unfortunatley due to all the torism and ever growing cities, these traditional home have taken more modern appliences such as windows and such.

the Asaro mudmen tribe cook using bamboo, pit open fires or in the ground oven style of cooking which is called "mumu".
Tending to livestock and vegetables are important parts of the Asaro tribe which are shown as a identify and sign of wealth. Also their crops and livestock can be given away as special occasion gifts, or payment.

In the small village the Asaro Mudmen, the traditional wedding ceremonies are very different to most other people. Such as, the grooms family has to pay the bride-brice which in frugal terms is the groom paying to take the bride. These payments can be made with money, food, livestock and other gifts. Unfortunately now that the bride is off the family's hands, the bride's family now has the responsibility of taking care of the groom's family. Today, as many other parts of their culture have been, weddings have now also a wist of modernisation. Such as instead of a family wedding in the village they would go to a traditional church.
A traditional wedding
Mumu cooker
A traditional wedding between a foreigner and a PNG native
Another traditional house
A traditional house
Traditional cooking
Pit Canes

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