Irian Jaya’s Kombai
The Tree House People

Irian Jaya’s Kombai
The Tree House People

Kombai Kids.

Note the tree houses being built in the background.
 

Kid climbing up to partially constructed tree house.
 

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Baby on Board. This is a common way to carry children and small animals.
 

Kombai men in the jungle.
 

A man draws his bow.
 

Chopping down a sago tree with a stone ax.
 

Breaking open the outer bark of the sago tree.
 

Women pounding the inner sago wood into a pulp. Water will later
be run through the pulp to collect the starch which is their primary
source of food.