West Papua-Korowai Tribe
Deep within the inaccessible jungle of the southeast Indonesian province of Papua, about 150 km inland from the Arafura Sea, lives the Korowai tribe – a clan totally isolated from the rest of the world. Now the population is about 3,000. They are hunter-gatherers living in a small society of traditional family ties who need to share all they have in order to survive. Until their discovery by a Dutch missionary in 1974, the Korowai had hardly any contact with the outside world.
The Korowai people live in tree houses ranging in height from 6 to 12 meters, but some are as high as 35 meters above the ground. Usually the houses are built on a single tree but frequently the base of the house consists of several living trees, and additional support is derived from wooden poles. These tree houses originally designed to avoid attacks from rival clans intent on capturing people for slavery or even cannibalism.
Really an adventure expedition in one of the most fascinated forest in the world, sleeping, eating and hunting together with a unique remote tribe, which still preserve traditions and life style like thousand years ago.
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