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Village of Imonda-on-the-Rocks, built there for defense. Photo by M.J. Lewis, 1963.
Abau woman making fishnet, Wagu, 1982 (Photo M.MacKenzie).
Abau child in string bag, Bifrou, 1982 (Photo M. MacKenzie).
Waina men in ritual attire, Aida ritual, Umeda, 1982 (Photo M. MacKenzie).
Waina woman preparing sago, Sawonda, 1982 (Photo M. MacKenzie).
Oksapmin woman making amulet bag, early 1980s (Photo M. MacKenzie).
The technique involves the use of stacked half-hitches.
Waina woman and girl wearing string bags and ritual attire (Photo M. MacKenzie).
Photo taken during the Ida ritual, Umeda, 1982.
Waina woman turning processed bark fibre (Photo M. MacKenzie).
Waina woman turning processed bark fibre to make string, Sawonda, 1982 (Photo M. MacKenzie).
Collapsed kabelam (young men's dormitory), with katibam (senior men's house) behind, at Telefolip, Ifitaman Telefolmin, 2002.
Skull fallen from burnt-out men's sacred cult house (yolam, amdelol or telefolip) at Telefolip, Ifitaman Telefolmin, 2002. This may be the skull reputed to be that of Afek, the ancestress of the Telefolmin.
Site of the men's sacred cult house (yolam, amdelol or telefolip) at Telefolip, Ifitaman Telefolmin, 2002. The house was burnt down in 2001 by Baptist evangelical Christians, despite the National Cultural Property gazettal of 1982.
Last two houses remaining at Telefolip, 2002. The house in the foreground belongs to Ambusep and he is caring for some of the ancestral relics from other houses in the village that were destroyed.
The burnt out remains of Bisanip's house, Telefolip, 2002. One of the hearth posts in this house was reputed to be the gateway for spirits of dead persons to reach the underworld.
Men's sacred cult house (yolam) at Bogalminavip, Ifitaman Telefolmin, 1983.
Men's sacred cult house (yolam) at Bogalminavip, Ifitaman Telefolmin, 1963.
Men's sacred cult house (yolam) at Ubtemtigin, Eliptaman Telefolmin, 1972. This cult house was also called amdelol because the outside walls were made identically to the amdelol (yolam) at Telefolip. This cult house was built on the site of the main cult house of the Iligimin who were driven out of the Elip valley and virtually exterminated by the Telefolmin around 1870.
Tasibengim carving an arrow head, using a marsupial incisor tool, at Ubtemtigin, Eliptaman Telefolmin, 1972.
Hardware store at Telefomin, 1983.
Fegolmin men and youths (probably from Golgulbip) with shield, visiting Telefomin in 1962.
Men of Telefolip, Ifitaman Telefolmin, 1953. Photograph by Norman Draper, Baptist Mission. SA Museum Archives.