Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
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Yam Houses
Trobriand Group, Nuratu Island, Papua New Guinea
Row of four yam houses. Thatched roof structures on stilts. Forest of trees in background. Two tree trunks in foreground.

Nurato means "Big Yam" Off Kitava in Milne Bay Provine.

Two similarly constructed yam houses sit side—by—side in a village on Nuratu Island in the Trobriand group. They are similar in style. Each has a triangulated and thatched roof top and closed wood walls. They are raised off the ground with large tree trunks. Most of the housing in the background has open walls. It is probably used for storage. Nuratu means "big yam."
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