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WW: Souvenirs from Papua - Handicrafts, Batik and More

Papua is not only famous for its breathtaking natural beauty, delicious culinary and friendly people, but also its unique handicrafts.

the small sculptures

I didn't really have much time when I visited Jayapura, Papua but I managed to stop at Pasar Hamadi to see some souvenirs. Here, there is not many shops where you can buy souvenirs but those in this market sell most of the artworks. I bet they have special boutiques there although I only found one of them.

some of the sculptures I found

The Papuans are great sculptors and waivers.
I have seen many of their works and love to have some as well.
One of the famous traditional artcrafts they produce is noken bag.

Noken bag

Traditionally made from wood barks and fibres, this bag is famous for being strong and durable. Many mama -mama Papua wear this to literally bring everything, sometimes at the same time, for a long time. Some bags are modified using shells and beads
It is quite pricey as it's fully handmade.

Bracelets, anyone..
Another interesting souvenir you can buy is Batik with Papuan motives. Well, it's not really traditionally Papuan stuff as it's made in Java mostly, but the motives are uniquely Papua, like cendrawasih or bird of paradise, honai or Papuan traditional home/hut, as well as sculptures and/or Papuan warcraft and tribal motives.

I love them all!

Here are some snaps I took while browsing Hamadi market as well as Imingo store by Mamayoo and Aneka Batik Papua for souvenirs.

Koteka..the traditional men's underwear..

modified sculptures

look at the details

the pouch..with cendrawasih or bird of paradise print

More handicrafts made of wood

So, how do you like them?
Which one is your favorite?
Will you buy them when you visited Papua?

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The beauty of Jayapura, Papua
Another week and another place to explore.
I am publishing this post from Papua, a wonderful piece of heaven on earth.

I visited this amazing city, Jayapura, way back in 2012 and fell in love instantly.
It's just drop dead beautiful.
Papua has long been known as hidden gem of Indonesia, although it is no longer hidden I suppose, as international community does pay attention to it. Its natural beauty, colourful cultures and friendly peopler priceless indeed.

Super happy me :)
I haven't really got time to explore wonderful Jayapura as I have series of meeting to attend in the course of 2 full days.Nevertheless, we managed to stop by at one of popular hang-out places here, as well as the local market and Papuan Batik shop. Such beautiful and colourful patterns!

Papuan Batik! Love them all..

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