Wooden Sculptures of Asmat tribe

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Enrolled: 85 students
Duration: 5 hours
Lectures: 6
Video: 1.5 hours
Level: Beginner


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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

This course is designed for the learners who want to understand Huli tribe living in the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea upholding their traditions. The most fascinating part of the course is exploring the traditional Huli costumes. As the unique appearance of the Huli tribe has a great impact, this study highlights on the Huli way of painting face and body with red ochre and bright yellow clay, called Ambua which is considered sacred in their culture. Further, course throws light on the intricately decorated woven wigs for men and women made from their own hair as the wigs represent symbols of their customs and tradition.
During the course, learners will be introduced to how Huli men and woman decorate their bodies. As the Huli people follow their traditional dress and wigs according to culture and tradition, learners will be able to know how the change in Huli costume would happen matching the important occasions in every day’s living. The course is well designed to meet the educational needs of understanding of colourful Huli costumes.

  • Free Intro to the course runs through the contents.
  • Can take the courses at flexible timings.
  • Learn from Experts who have real-time experience.
  • High-quality content videos with hassle-free presentation.
  • A complete Learning Management System.
  • Easy assessment in the form of quizzes after each unit.


  • Designed the Course with complete references to the discipline of social anthropology.
  • Presenting key themes, theoretical debates, the historical development of the discipline, and on-going questions.

Designed the Course with complete references to the discipline of social anthropology, presenting key themes, theoretical debates, the historical development of the discipline, and on-going questions of anthropological inquiry that remain crucial to our understanding of contemporary culture and society.
Comprising of academic experts from our South East Asian Tribal Research Team, which determines what strategies should be implemented to help the student achieve success. With decades of experience working in the fields of education and social anthropological studies, the SEATR team has produced an excellent course curriculum that gives detailed information about the distinct wood carvings of the Asmat. Moreover, this research team has real-time experiences with the Batek people and hence the team has worked on how such course ideas can be produced, negotiated, and revised over time.

Unit 1

Introduction to Asmat people
Objectives of wood carving
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Unit 2

Characteristics of wood carving
Materials, tools and technique
Review of Unit 2

Unit 3

Bis pole carving
Prominent artefacts of Asmat
Quick review of Unit 3
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As we had lost few years due to global pandemic, we are planning for the year 2023 to make a cultural tour to the New Guinean province of Indonesia. The following we are going to plan -

1. Meet with the Asmat people and interview them.

2. Interact with wood carving Asmat and take note of their inputs.

3. Informal conversation with the Asmat men and women and get their opinion on the tradition of wood carvings

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