Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0556.HMC
Title:
Curve in Sepik, Great Sky
Place:
Yentchen, Middle Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Description:
Image taken from shady spot overlooking a bend in the Sepik River. Smoke in the background. Foliage across the land from the banks of the Sepik. A pole with items drying. Large tree on right side.

From Yentchen village, looking towards the curving Middle Sepik River in Eastern Papua New Guinea, the flat swamp lands contrast with the blue sky and voluminous rain clouds. To the left, a simple construction of bamboo poles holds family laundry. Bamboo is plentiful throughout the Iatmul and used widely for construction of the stilt houses.
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