Visit the Asaro tribe

Papua New Guinea

They are also known as the Mudmen tribe. They inhabit the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea just on the outskirts of the Goroka village. They have a very unique way of dressing, they paint their skin white and wear eerie clay masks decorated with pigs’ teeth and shells.

There are two legends that try to explain the origin of the unique ghoulish masks but they all agree that the masks were mostly used to intimidate their enemies who thought that the Asaro men were ghosts.

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