Omie - Bark cloths from New Guinea
The villages of the Omie are extremely remote. One has to go there to appreciate fully just how remote. Once made, the trek is not easily forgotten - as Drusilla Modjeska and David Baker will testify.
If you are reasonably fit, the journey is roughly nine hours of often gruelling walking. The famous Kokoda trail is not far off and the terrain quite similar. Very little of it is flat and the walk consists of seemingly endless ups and downs navigating narrow, slippery paths, fording fast flowing rivers and rock hopping along...more