Tribe KorowaiKaibar inhabit, Mappi District, Papua. Tribe Korowai recently discovered by a Dutch missionary in 1974. Previously, they did not really get to know people outside of the group. Unlike other tribes who built the house as a shelter Honai, they actually live in a tree house.
Tribe Korowai is one that does not use the mainland Papua do not use a Koteka. It also includes a unique tribal tribes like relocation or nomadic. They usually take up residence near the river, close to the sago forest, and not within the jurisdiction of another tribe. To build the house, they use materials that come from the forest around them. But do not be mistaken, they never cut trees indiscriminately. They just cut down trees for moderation purposes. So do not be surprised if the forests in Papua is still maintained its sustainability.
Tribe Korowai just down from the house to look for food, such as fruits and meats. Interestingly, they are only hunt when hungry. In addition, they also never cut down any trees. They cut down trees just for taste purposes. So no wonder, if it had been for hundreds of years settled in Tribe Korowai of Papua's forests, but the forest is still dense and preservation of flora and fauna awake.
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Materials used to make the tree house come from forest and swamp around them, such as wood, rattan, roots and branches of trees. Korowai Tree House is very natural. All made from natural materials, frame made of small logs and the floor covered with bark. Wall and roof using bark or woven sago leaves. To bind, all using a rope. All the manufacturing process is done by hand. Metal goods only that there was a machete or ax which they used to hunt.
The tree house was built not only to protect families from mosquitoes but also the spirit of disorder jahat.Untuk build tree house and Tribe Korowai selected using the banyan tree. Trunks and large branches are used as the main mast while the twigs are used as flooring. To be more comfortable, the floor is covered with sago tree house on the top.
While the roof and walls are made using the leaves and branches of the banyan tree which is then tied using rattan.
For up to the Tree House, was made using dry wood staircase. This ladder can vibrate as an early warning system if there is an alias as a marker that was rising to the top of the house.
In the modern world it hard to believe that there are still isolated tribal. But in reality, though almost extinct, where they still exist
There are several reasons why the Tribe Korowai make it home in a very tall tree. Arbitrary reasons are:
- Avoid interference beasts,
- As a hunting strategy, because of the trees they can freely control the deer and wild boar that crossed under her,
- Their customs that have been handed down,
- Natural factors that make them feel more secure.
- Their belief that live in trees can be protected from evil spirits disorders.
For the Tribe Korowai people, killing and eating human flesh is part of their criminal justice system. After they eat up tubuhkhuakhua, they will beat their high walls with wood while singing all night. For people outside the modern world, cannibalism is probably the thing absurd and horrible.
Korowai Tree House style is the result of a unique culture and needs to be preserved. Tribe Korowai are very caring and loving nature Papua amazing. If you are a true adventurer and very interested in the inland tribes in Indonesia, visited the Korowai tribe you will be a very valuable experience. Where you will do trekking terrain is not easy, as well as challenging wild and thick forests of Papua.