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In remote areas, like the Baliem Valley of Irian Jaya, Indonesia, phallocrypts are still worn by men as everyday dress. They may also be worn in Papua New Guinea during ceremonies.
Figure 2: Three gourd phallocrypts from the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea. The women have woven a knotted design made from bilum string around each gourd and added seeds for tassels. The ones made for sale to tourists can be quite elaborate with woven faces and lots of seed and shell decorations.
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Artifacts on this site are collected in the field by my husband, Ron Perry. I take the photographs, do the html, text and maps. More background in Who We Are. Art-Pacific has been on the WWW since 1996. We hope you enjoy our New Guinea tribal art and Indonesian folk art as much as we do. Carolyn Leigh, P.O. Box 85284, Tucson, AZ 85754-5284 USA, Art-Pacific at http://www.art-pacific.com/