Category " Tribal Cultures "

Here you find a list of posts filed under the category Tribal Cultures.

Papuan Dogs – the first companions of man

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 11.11.2010 at 21:05

A. Personal introduction   The fascination of New Guinea – the Last Unknown. My journey to Australia and New Guinea half a centrury ago. Visit to Sir Edward Hallstrom and „his“ dogs at Taronga Park Zoo of Sydney. Travelling twenty times (from 1959 to 2003) into the wilderness of New Guinea: to the Central Highlands […]

Kyra Panagia – the Holy Island

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 27.07.2010 at 14:15

In the conception of early human civilization there existed nothing supernatural because the spiritual dimension was an essential part of the natural world. Hence holiness, if defined as the essence of the natural, existed before mankind began to recognize and to distinguish the qualities of the spiritual versus the natural world. So it remains a […]

Building traditions, Papuan Gulf, New Guinea

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 02.07.2010 at 20:44

A pictorial record of Melanesian architectural diversity, part one Region: Southern New Guinea, Gulf of Papua. Location: Village Tutugu, inland of Kerewo ethnic district, Kikori River. Photographs taken 1966. Bilder Location: Paia’a village, Kerewo ethnic district , Omati River. Photographs taken 1959.

Bosavi images – part 2

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 01.07.2010 at 20:34

In continuation of  „Bosavi – Living portraits from the forest“. All photographs were taken 1966 at Didessa village, Kaluli ethnic group, Mt. Bosavi region, Papua New Guinea Note: not all these people lived at Didessa, though. Some had come from distant villages to meet us. The „village“ consisted of one communal dwelling only.

Bosavi – living portraits from the forest

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 30.06.2010 at 16:00

Never ever in the evolution of human life on Earth there will be again communities like the Bosavi forest people at the time of our visit in 1966 – being totally independent of our civilization. Never ever again there will exist any tribal cultures in their own right. Our generation is experiencing the final and […]