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Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture, Part                     1           Who Are The Asmat?       By: Ismerai Garcia, ...
The Asmat are an indigenous hunter gatherer     culture in West Papua, Indonesia.
West Papua is about 1/2 of a very large island just north of Australia in the South Pacific                   Ocean.
The traditional Asmat are one of the last hunter gatherer cultures in the world.
One tradition of the Asmat is the piercing of          the septum of the nose.
Another tradition of the Asmat is painting the faces and body for both ceremony and war.
Asmat body masks are full-length costumesmade of plaited cordage composed of rattan,bark, and sago leaf fiber.
Sadly though, deforestation, colonization, and assimilation are deeply affecting the Asmat.
Irreversibly, this is the ending of one of    earths last traditional hunter gatherercultures. The modern world is taking ...
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  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture, Part 1 Who Are The Asmat? By: Ismerai Garcia, 1-24-11, Culture And Geography
  2. 2. The Asmat are an indigenous hunter gatherer culture in West Papua, Indonesia.
  3. 3. West Papua is about 1/2 of a very large island just north of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean.
  4. 4. The traditional Asmat are one of the last hunter gatherer cultures in the world.
  5. 5. One tradition of the Asmat is the piercing of the septum of the nose.
  6. 6. Another tradition of the Asmat is painting the faces and body for both ceremony and war.
  7. 7. Asmat body masks are full-length costumesmade of plaited cordage composed of rattan,bark, and sago leaf fiber.
  8. 8. Sadly though, deforestation, colonization, and assimilation are deeply affecting the Asmat.
  9. 9. Irreversibly, this is the ending of one of earths last traditional hunter gatherercultures. The modern world is taking over the Asmat.

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