“Koteka” is ?
Basting – traditionally some of the tribes of New Guinea to cover their genitals worn by men, a kind of sheath for the penis (fallokript). These plants in corrupt lilies, for example fruits and other plants of the genus Nepenthes used although these are generally coarse-Calabash fruit is dried. Vegetable fiber is worn around the scrotum, a small loop connected to the base koteka. Second loop worn around the chest or abdomen and connected to the main part of koteka. There are various Kötek that the shape and varies in length. Girls and boys, 10 to 20 cm in length (usually a strong wear during operation or during a fight) may vary between the direct and short koteka. , Longer than the length reaches, has a flat koteka 60 cm or more (eg, the shoulder may be above), but also the average length of the curved koteka. Removing them during urination and sexual intercourse with boys only, usually between 4-5 years, begins to wear koteka are continuous throughout life. General koteka no symbolic meaning. They are used only to cover male genitalia. However, some tribal Papuans, and another application. For example, ethnic eipo (Eipo), when representatives of a very angry, scared or something, hold on koteka. Sometimes the rope which held the body weaken koteka, and, jumping, waving kotekas, apparently provoked by the enemy. Many tribes may be distinguished by means of quoted: directed sideways, flat or at a particular angle. Koteka diameter serves as the mark. Contrary to popular belief, Kötek size, almost no there is no correlation between the social status of the owner. Kötek different sizes serve different purposes: to perform some jobs are going to wear very short, but longer and more detailed – the occasion. 1971-1972, the government conducted the so-called «Opera Koteka” (“Operation koteka”) What kind of clothes (especially Papua the Indonesian government has allocated each year to about 100 million Indonesian rupiahs to buy clothes), more “modern” people because they wear shorts and shirts including trying to persuade. People of any removable clothes, because I did not have soap to wash, unwashed clothes began to cause skin diseases. Some men wear shorts like a hat, dress like a bag used for carrying loads of women say they have reports. In addition, construction of roads program, fish ponds, introduction of new products (including primarily rice). Thus, the main aim was to improve the lives of indigenous residents of the province. However, the government program was not supported by local Papuans and was canceled. Currently, government buildings and schools must be wearing Western clothes. However, the church is an outfit suited for koteka continue. Amin.