The spirit of the ancestors: in a Papuan tribe smoked mummies of leaders to save them for posterityPictolic
Papua New Guinea continues to amaze the primitive culture of their own peoples. Italian photographer managed to capture the unusual lives of the Dani tribe living in the mountains. Stunning pictures of a closed mountain communities give the opportunity to see a unique ritual of the Smoking remains of the ancestors at the stake to save them for posterity. Look into the closed world of tribute with us.The Dani people live in Indonesia, West of Papua New Guinea. He lives in the valley Balim. Within the Papuan community have survived terrible ancient customs, among which cutting off the fingers of women in memory of deceased relatives.
Amazing series of images made 41-year-old photographer Gianluca Chiodini (Gianluka Chiodini), which Papuans took quite welcome.
The villagers show visitors only two mummies, and other carefully guarded from prying eyes.
The remains of ancestors stored in the shack where the party trespassing. The photographer showed a 250-year-old mummy of the leader of Limoncocha Mable, who was a brilliant warrior and owned a harem of 25 women.
Women Dani cut off his fingers when he lost a close relative, as a sign of mourning. Now this terrible tradition has not met, but the older women tribe, injuries still occur.Earlier Papuans were cannibals, but since the 1990s, years of cases of cannibalism never happened again.
Now Dani prefer human meat pork. They hunt wild pigs with bows and arrows, and then women cook the prey at the stake.
Men eat first, and then join them and the Papuan.Primitive life according to the laws of nature rooted in the past. Such people, like Dani, there is less civilization takes hold of even the most distant corners of the planet. Well, that Italian photographer managed to capture ancient traditions and culture of a Papuan tribe, after a few decades of their progress intact existence can remain in the past.
Men tribute, as the majority of other Papuan tribes are Kotaku. This indispensable accessory is Testament to the strength and dignity of its owner.