Asmat festival attracts global visitors

October 18, 2008

A very important event in Papua. Much more important  than a provocative immoral, irresponsible launch of political opportunist meeting in London.

Markus Makur , The Jakarta Post , Sat, 10/18/2008 11:13 AM | The Archipelago

Agat, capital of Papua’s Asmat regency, is famous for its traditional wood carvings which have inspired artists the world over. Each year the Agats diocese organizes the Asmat Art Festival, attracting crowds of visitors to the area.

The local tribe believes that the spirit of the Asmat descendants, rich in art, still lives in the trees as well as along the shores. Read the rest of this entry »