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The Chambri Lakes are rich in fish and bird life. Chambri women trade their dried fish as far as Maprik and Wewak while the men market their carvings all over Papua New Guinea. The Chambri camps in the metropolitan areas also carve, so if there are a few carvings in a shop, the odds are that they will be a Chambri ones.
The carvers make a variety of finely carved and brightly painted small masks, hooks, decorative spears and crocodile carvings. The hotels in Wewak sometimes have an artifact market or shop and the sellers are primarily from the Wewak Chambri Camp. The camp often has a haus win (ramada) with plaited bags and bilums along Boram Road and several tables in the Wewak Market.
See also: Chambri Pottery
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