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Dani

Baliem Valley is situated 1600 metres above sea level in the midst of the Jayawijaya mountain range of the Papua province of Indonesia. The Dani live in the actual valley. They are farmers and use an efficient irrigation system. 

“If the hand does nothing, the mouth does not chew”

Archaeological finds prove that the valley has been farmed for at least 9,000 years.The Dani often had to fight for their territory against different villages or other indigenous peoples. 

Danis, Lani, Yali, Ngalum, Ngalik, Nduga Tribes Baliem Valley Festival, Papua, 2010 Batu Logo, Dani tribal leader Asumpaima Village, Baliem Valley, Papua,  2010 Dani Tribal members Yetni Village, Southern Baliem, Papua, 2010 Dani Tribal leader Wamena, Baliem Valley, Papua, 2010 Dani Tribe member, Baliem Valley Festival, Papua, 2010 Dani Tribe member, Baliem Valley Festival, Papua, 2010 Paulus Abel, Feliks Logo, Yanice Mabel, Dani Tribal members Wesagalep Village, Southern Baliem, Papua, 2010