10-15th August 2010
Port Moresby – Art and Craft market and other things
‘Tambuan’ from Middle
These are sacred talisman’s that belong to the tribal family. They are
exchanged at the time that a bride marries outside of her tribe and goes to
another. They cannot be copied.
The imagination that goes into their
headdresses and face paintings as well as their sculpture is sensational.
Sadly we did not get to see any of this, as we shall miss their annual
Independence Day celebrations which take place on 16th September
Duk Duk men dancing in the Trobriands
Sepik cultural items, including the penis shields, headdresses,
necklaces and carvings.
I bought this Sepik carving which
frightens the life out of David every time we go into our ‘heads’
Which wouldn’t of course increase
the size of his private parts which need to go in this penis shield!
This lady from the Western Highlands had her face tattooed when she
was 18 with a design similar to that on these sheets of handmade paper made
from tree bark.
This would be how her tattoo was done,
extremely painful I am sure!
Ollie tries to get a tune out of this
But doesn’t look frightening
enough next to the bow and arrow man!
The supermarket guards escort us back to the boat with our booze,
we’re too much of a target!
CBD Port Moresby is really shabby, in
front of the green Bank of South Pacific
The Mayor is trying to tidy up the
place by having interesting sculptures placed at main roundabouts
New housing built on this hill above
the suburbs of Port Moresby sells for very high prices
Despite having to surround the house
with razor wire and fencing
It’s not surprising so many
business people prefer to live on a boat in the Royal Papua Yacht Club in
Port Moresby, there’s so much more freedom! This is ‘B’
pontoon, our mast in centre of pic.
Plus a great Sunday buffet breakfast,
we’re with Brian here from Duck Soup, at his favourite seat in the
restaurant, to watch everybody walk up and down the ‘B’ pontoon.
Most of the time we prefer to eat on
board, Ollie’s doing a great job helping with the cooking, and of
course the clearing up.
Brian’s helping hands on his
boat, Duck Soup: Nancy and Stephen with their daughter Sharon join us for
breakfast, their day off from cooking too.
This is my favourite painting at the
monthly Arts and Craft market, with the artist.