This is the second visit, the first being several years prior. You approach this small traditional Dani village of smoke stained grass huts. You can tell this is a tourist attraction by the unusually large prepared surface parking lot. Lots of smiles welcome the group. Once inside the compound you see many traditional grass-skirted only women and children and several dani men covered in black pig fat wearing the highland "Koteka" or penis gourd. Yes, that all they wear. A small group of women on the left approaching invite you to buy their beeds etc. Once the mummy arrives you have seen it all. He is brought out into the open sitting on a small stool, blackened by fire apparently about 400 years ago, but who knows? He is very old. As a professional photographer it was impossible not to lift your camera to take it all in. But beware! The cost per shot is wildly contrived "after" shooting. I speak Indonesian and even with a local friend from a nearby village the mood dramatically changed after photographs. It was agreed upon 20,000IDR per photo. No, they ment 20k per shot, per person (and there were 20 in the group). After payment the men demanded payment to them and a different fee for the mummy family. It took some further negotiations and more money to leave. All said and done I paid about 500,000IDR (47 USD). I believe there is a price hike depending on how professional you are perceived of a photographer? My recommendations; leave that fancy DLSR in the bag any you will get all you want with your Samsung or IPhone. Don't get me wrong, I'll about helping the poor and I am a generous person, but the whole experience was soured by fees that keep changing after payment and after agreement. A bit of a scam that I would miss next time.
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