Here is just one of the pieces that we will be bringing for this year Show. Prices range from Rp250,ooo to Rp3,000,000. On average most pieces are below Rp1,000,000.
In the pictures, you will see the carver holding his own creation. The carvings come from about 35 villages spread out along a 250 km coastline.
In addition to Kamoro, we also collect Sempan and Asmat. These are language groups related to the Kamoro but have very different styles. The Sempan which is a transitional group marries styles from both the Kamoro and Asmat.
Our aim is not profit-making, but an attempt to preserve the culture that is challenged by the modern world. It brings pride to 18,000 people who were once told that their culture counted for nothing. Now young people from about 14 years study under masters or Maramowe and many have graduated to becoming masters of their own destiny, creating new pieces with their own identity.
The slideshow below shows just a few of the Kamoro pieces that will be on show. We will have about 100 pieces for the weekend.