Walsan Girl | Denggal Dance #4

RONI PHOTOGRAPHY

Joined March 2010

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The Denggal dance is a special dance from Walsa Tribe in Waris, part of Keerom district in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia. This dance is performed before starting the process of making the sago flour. Walsa Tribe has been involved in some cultural activities nationally and internationally.

The Walsa Tribe always performs The Danggal Dance accompanied by a song or the local call Sanggal, the meaning is to celebrate and to communicate each other on the way to reach the celebration place.

A female dancer stands with Paradise Bird on her head. In former period, Walsa tribe didn’t know about sago flour. Oneday, a teenager dreamt and got vision from “Iwawa God” (the bird God) that there is a tree which can be processed as a meal.

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