June 25, 2006

THERE IS NO INDONESIA:

In Remotest Indonesia, Unfinished Business: Fear, Distrust, Insurgency Simmer in Papua (Ellen Nakashima, 6/25/06, Washington Post)

Here, in the chilly central highlands of Papua, Yumbologon Wandikbo wears nothing but an orange-beaded choker and a covering known as a penis gourd, a custom of his Dani tribe. "When we get freedom," he said with a hint of defiance, "I will put on clothes."

Boy, you wouldn't want to get those two items of clothing mixed up if you were dressing in the dark.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 25, 2006 9:32 AM
Comments

Pictures?

Posted by: erp at June 25, 2006 10:32 AM

"Is that a gourd in your pants, or are you just glad to see me?"

Posted by: AllenS at June 25, 2006 10:42 AM

The imperialism of Javanese in the 60s is coming back to haunt them, just like it does every imperial power wannabe.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at June 25, 2006 12:26 PM
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