IT used to be the custom to chop off a joint of a finger or part of the ear when a relative died. Due to the heavey military and police presence around Wamena, however, this practice has now been discontinued.
I don't know what this leaf is but in the Yalimo people rub it all over their bodies to treat aches and pains. I tried to pick it up and it caused an acute burning sensation, so much so that I had to drop it immediately. It also bought me out in a rash. Somehow it didn't have the same effect on the Yalis!
These p*nis gourd that is the traditional "clothing" of the West Papuan Highlanders. They vary in style from place to place. Koteka is actually a word from the west Highlands that has become a common way to referring to it in Bahasa Baru, or "New Language". Each group of people has its own word for the thing in their own language.