Rites of passage in adolescence are a cross-cultural phenomenon.They have existed throughout human history and may be a significant factor in the development of a stable adult personality.The video shows at least four women being stripped, beaten and burned as they are interrogated by villagers.
Korowai and Kombi are two of the wildest tribes on Papua.
Despite that, as we gradually found out during our expeditions to this area, one can get along with them reasonably well.
We have been visiting the area of these tribes for more than 10 years now.
We even have some of “our friends” among the tribesmen.
The tree people, Korowai and Kombai, live in the basin of the Brazza River in the vast lowland jungles.