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Asmat Art - part 6
The big croc you see here is a real mounted crocodile. It measures over 18 feet. In its mouth, you can see offerings made by villagers.
One of our tour party, George (who is like a genuine "Crocodile Dundee") was interested in the size of this beauty. He took out a tape measure and ran it over the display - much to the puzzlement of our guides!
The Guinness Book of Records lists George as keeping the world's largest (living) crocodile. It is an 18 foot, 100 year-old Croc called Cassius!
More than a tourist stop over, the Museum will help Asmat youth to preserve their identity. My thanks go to the staff there for allowing me to take the photos.
This shot concludes my tour of the Asmat region of Papua. Hope you enjoyed the trip around the boardwalks of Syuru and Agats.
On my holiday cruise, our next trip onshore was on the edge of the Banda Sea in the Tanimbar Islands. All this and more in future series!