papua new guinea villagers paddling dugout canoes

New Guinea villagers

Canoes are the main form of transport in Papua New Guinea, where few roads penetrate the interior. Some canoes are purely workhorses while others, used for ceremonies, are elaborately decorated with clan symbols and emblems of power.

Photo by Barb Hollenbach

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