Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0616.HMC
Place:
Angoram, Lower Sepik River region, Papua New Guinea
Description:
Fresh tops of bamboo, unripe yellow betel nuts, coconuts, and unidentified fruits or vegetables are spread onto paper on the ground at the Angoram market. Throughout PNG, markets of indigenous fruit, vegetables, and supplies are offered to visitors. Many are rarely seen beyond specific areas of PNG. Pandanus palm trees furnish not only leaves for thatch for covering the houses. Their fruits and seeds are used for eating and preparing natural dyes for their clothing. Breadfruit is available elsewhere for its flesh and seeds. Golden apples are eaten raw or used for making jams and jellies. Leaves of several kinds of figs are used as a green vegetable. Mangos are also available.
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