Asaro Mudmen - Fire Making

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Asaro Mudmen,

Eastern Highlands Province

Hoani Hipango was also able to visit the Eastern Highlands and see the famous Asaro Mudmen. Here are a few photographs that he has kindly allowed me to use on this web site. Copyright © of the photographs remain with Hoani.

In the photos below a mudman demonstrates how to make fire using a piece of string and combustable material.


Asaro Mudmen at the 1st Port Moresby Cultural Show held on the 26th and 27th of May 2006.

2003 Goroka Show

Making fire - Milne Bay style from



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