10 November 2020

Ende Material Knowledge: Carrying Water, Yams, and Messages

The Ende tribe of Western Province, Papua New Guinea possess and make use of a huge trove of knowledge about […]

10 November 2020

The Wanigela Potters: Patterns of Production and Change

The women of Wanigela, Collingwood Bay, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea are known in the region for making distinctive cooking pots which are exchanged, one for one, for netbags, barkcloth and mats in long standing regional networks. Using […]

15 October 2019

Som: Shell Money of northern Vanuatu

In the islands of Melanesia, people have developed extremely complex value and exchange systems that seem to work like currencies. […]