Slideshow Papua New Guinea - Sepik

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The Sepik river is the largest river of Papua New Guinea. The Sepik houses many crocodiles and in all the villages along the Sepik the crocodile is sacred and is worshipped. A real man has a crocodile skin. We had the luck to participate at a skin cutting ceremony. This festive ceremony takes days. Unfortunately this skin cutting ceremony is becoming extinct. When we were there, there had not been a skin cutting ceremony for 6 years and they told us this would probably be one of the last. More and more young men are leaving the small villages along the river and go to the cities and do not return. In this area you still had barter markets, where no money entered.

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