New Guinea Man by Larry Louie
© 2014 Larry Louie
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    • Title: New Guinea Man
    • Artist: Larry Louie
    • From: Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    • e-mail: larryylouie@shaw.ca
    • Website: www.larrylouie.com

    Artist Statement

    Place: Baliem Valley, Indonesia

    "The Dani Tribes of the Baliem Valley were discovered during World War II on the Island of New Guinea. Isolated in the Baliem Valley, these tribes lead a very traditional life of hunters and gatherers. To this day, the older generations of men still wear penis gourds and wild boar tusks through their nose. Chiefs of these tribes wear shell necklaces and feathers to indicate their status in the tribe."