Asmat: Cannibal Tribe in Papua New Guinea

Location:Papua New Guinea
Subject:Ceremony; burial, carving; art
Length:52 minutes
Format:16 mm
Year Released:1978
Distributor:Indiana University (rental)
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Description:Observes the Asmat tribe of New Guinea, including a ceremonial burial ritual and the sculpture by village woodcarvers of intricate and decorative ancestor poles. The nature of the art work and its function in other rituals are examined, as are the reasons why headhunting and cannibalism became part of the Asmat culture.
Record No:2801
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