The last issue of the Journal de la Société des océanistes is a special volume on “The materiality of Sepik societies”. It gathers the contributions to a conference organized in 2015 in Paris. Two ethnographic papers are more specifically related to the Karawari and Awim area, where the Papuan Past Project is also conducting part of its investigations:
- the first is by Borut Telban, entitled “Karawari carved crocodiles: From spirit-beings to museum artefacts”;
- the second is based on an ethnographic fieldwork conducted by Tomi Bartole in the Awim village: “Giving (up) a traditional problem-solving ritual: materialisation of power and self-transformation amongst the people of Awim, East Sepik Province”.