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A Brief History of the Sepik

May, Ronald


Some years ago I was sitting in a village near Yangoru talking with an old man talipun (the decorated shell brideprice pieces used among the Boiken people). However, the old man (as old men are inclined to do) insisted on telling me the story of the telipun from the beginning. 'Taim bipo', he began, waving his arm towards the Sepik Plains, the river, and the grasslands below, 'all this land was covered by water. Then, gradually the mountains appeared above the water, and the spirits - Wale...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceanic Art Society Journal


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