Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0465.HMC
Title:
House and Canoe, No Decorations
Place:
Upper Sepik, Manam Island, "Murik Lakes" Region, Papua New Guinea
Description:
Image of a dirt pathway that runs along the side of a thatched roof house down to a canoe that is on the banks of the water. Large tree in the foreground on left side.

A minimal thatch—roofed house on stilts sits at the edge of Manam Island, along the Upper Sepik River, in the Murik Lakes region. An unfinished dugout canoe sits next to piles of lumber. Stilts for the house are irregular in height and width. The crawl space under the house holds few items or animals that are usually seen under most houses.
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