The Asmat means „People of the trees“ and lives in Papua island
They are an ethnic group whose population lives in the south-west of the island of Papua. The ancestral spirits play an important role in the ancestor cult of Asmat, celebrating numerous rituals to pay homage to them.
Headhunters and human cannibals wasn’t expected in all tribes of the region in the 50’s and 60’s, but the environment is till today partly dangerous and unexplored, because the nature.
In the late 1960s it ceased to be part of New Guinea and has since passed into Indonesian hands.