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Church and the ancestors: Sacred pir mats from Asmat, Papua, Indonesia

Andrews Gallery

Church and the Ancestors tells the story of how Asmat people of Papua, Indonesia, have transformed Catholicism.

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Ravaela Ep directs Virginia Tómbair and Bibiana Kákan in the painting of a pir mat for the museum. Photo by Tom Powell Davies, 2018

Two million years of human history. One million artefacts. Countless astonishing stories.