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The Chambri Lakes are rich in fish and bird life. Chambri women trade their dried fish as far as Maprik and Wewak while the men market their carvings all over Papua New Guinea. The Chambri camps in the metropolitan areas also carve, so if there are a few carvings in a shop, the odds are that they will be a Chambri ones.
The carvers make a variety of finely carved and brightly painted small masks, hooks, decorative spears and crocodile carvings. The hotels in Wewak sometimes have an artifact market or shop and the sellers are primarily from the Wewak Chambri Camp. The camp often has a haus win (ramada) with plaited bags and bilums along Boram Road and several tables in the Wewak Market.
See also: Chambri Pottery
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Artifacts on this site are collected in the field by my husband, Ron Perry. I take the photographs, do the html, text and maps. More background in Who We Are. Art-Pacific has been on the WWW since 1996. We hope you enjoy our New Guinea tribal art and Indonesian folk art as much as we do. Carolyn Leigh, P.O. Box 85284, Tucson, AZ 85754-5284 USA, Art-Pacific at http://www.art-pacific.com/