The Min people in Sandaun are traditionally famous for wearing penis gourds, warriors armed with shields, bows and arrows.
Their history in the mountainous region span hundreds of years and their attire and dances are still kept alive.
Seen in the picture they dance and celebrate the renewal of the Telefomin District Development Agreement (TDDA) where the Ok Tedi Mine would fund K20 million annually to the district for development.
On the occasion of this dance performance district development committee members were sworn in on Friday, July 10, 2020
Words and picture by ELIAS NANAU