The Lani tribe lives around Tiom, North of the Baliem Valley in Papua. German missionaries came early and converted them, they are now mostly baptist, so they wear clothes and shouldn’t smoke
Like the Dani, the Lani are expert farmers utilising a highly effective and efficient irrigation system to produce abundant crops of Sweet Potatoes (Ubi), Tobacco, Beans, Taro, Spinach, Sugar Cane and Bananas. Much of the Lani lands lie in a beautiful oasis interspersed with checkerboard patterned sweet potato gardens. The Lani are more stockily built than the medium-bodied Dani and their lands are more densely populated. They tend to congregate in largish villages rather than the small compounds which dominate Dani territory. The weather in the Valley is predominantly sunny and trekking along the river amidst the terraced farmlands and wondrous forests is a trekker’s paradise. Trails are usually clear and maintained as local people travel them and this makes the trekking pretty comfortable. Lani men wear thick kotekas, which serve as a case for tobacco and other valuables. The women wear short skirts made of grass, as well as the indispensable bags across their backs. Men sometimes we ear hairnets, which they color in black. The rest of the decoration is done using bird feathers, especially of paradise birds. Lanis inhabit a smaller part of the Baliem valley, because their main territory is in the mountains southeast of Wamena.
East Papua Anggromeos Nature Recreation Park (Surat Keputusan) Menhutbun No. 891/Kpts-II/1999, 14 Oktober 1999. Luas areal 2.086 hektar. Lokasi:Paniai Longitude (DD) 134.84565640Latitude (DD) -2.70252903Designation Wildlife SanctuaryStatus DesignatedCurrent Status Not KnownIUCN Category Not KnownGIS Total Area (ha) 2.322
Baliem Valley Festival, Wamena Click to Enlarge ! n the central mountain of Irian Jaya, lies a grand valley with 72 km long and 16 – 31 km wide, inhabited by Neolithic warrior and farmer, the Dani Tribes and other sub tribes of Yali and Lani with their complex and[…]