The Offerings of Arts and Culture At Festival Asmat Papua Indonesia. Asmat tribe is located in the southern region of Papua overlooking the sea Arafuru. They are famous for wood carving of high artistic value. For centuries the Asmat produce works of sculpture tangible symbol of war as a shield, a spear, a statue of the ancestors, musical instruments drums, canoes and paddles. Asmat carve is the way people maintain relationships with the spirits of the ancestors.
Asmat Festival takes place every October each year is housed in Agats, Asmat regency capital. The celebration that has lasted since 1981 showing the original son of the best artists that brings its expertise in the field of sculpture, dance and music. Is Mgr Alfons Sowada which is the Bishop of Agats as initiators. And also is working with local government. When the festival was over goods of high value art will be stored in the museum Asmat culture and progress.
UNESCO as a UN agency in charge of culture has also set Asmat as a world heritage so that more and raise the allure of this area. But access to get to this area is still a constraint for its natural swamps and muddy makes this region can only be reached by air travel from Jakarta or Bali to Timika. Then proceed with the pioneering flight to Ewer Airport. This was followed by a fast boat towards Agats.
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