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Japandai Village

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Japandai Village, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

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[Carving of woman balancing clay fireplace on her head: 14k]

Figure 1: Aibom meri with shell eyes and jewelry ( bilas), a grass skirt and human hair.

Japandai is across the river and not far upstream from Pagwi. It is considered to be part of the Middle Sepik. The carvers have a reputation for copying other village's mark or style in carvings made for sale.

The men carve a unique statue representing an Aibom woman carrying a Chambri pottery fireplace on her head. During a long conflict with a neighboring village, these statues were set up in the village and gardens with offerings placed in the "fireplace" in a successful effort to fight the competing sorcerers' black magic. This figure has become popular and is also carved in Yenchenmangua.

See also: Chambri Pottery

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Browse Sepik River villages - Middle Sepik: Aibom | Chambri Lakes | Kamindimbit | Kandangai | Kanganaman | Koiwat and Kamangauwi | Korogo | Mindimbit | Mumeri | Palambei | Tambanum | Yamok | Yentchan | Yenichenmangua | see also Karawari and Blackwater Rvs | above Pagwi: Ambunti Mtns (Waskuk) | Hunstein | Japandai | near Angoram and below: Angoram | Imbando and Taway | Kambaramba | see also Ramu Rv

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