karamari
FOLK HERITAGE

KARAWARI CAVE FIGURES FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The vast stretches of Karawari region is surrounded by dense tropical lowland rainforest are home to the traditional Arafundi semi-nomadic settlements. Karawari serves a series of caves and rock shelters inspired by the traditional beliefs of Arafundi people. They are kind of cave-people who have been using caves as their shelters, ceremonial grounds, spirit houses, as burial ground, hiding grounds and much more. Anthropologists believes the caves of the Karawari and Upper Arafundi could constitute “the greatest example of rock art in the whole of Melanesia”.