Travels in Papua New Guinea

Matt Welsh and Amy Bauer

[Next] [Previous] [Index]

Baiau Village

Divvying up the food for the feast. It is extremely important to ensure that every family gets their fair share of the meat, based on their relative importance in the community, number of family members, and so forth. Partitioning the goods took well over an hour, and as a result most of the food was cold by the time everyone could dig in!

Photograph Copyright (c)2003 by Matt Welsh and Amy Bauer. All rights reserved.