Kombai 2

Irian Jaya’s Kombai
The Tree House People

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Kombai Kids.

Note the tree houses being built in the background. 

Kid climbing up to partially constructed tree house. 


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. 

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