7 Typical Papuan Gifts, Ranging from Abon Gulung to Batik

goodmorningpapua.com – Among many tourist destinations in Indonesia, Papua is one of the most amazing locations. In addition to natural tourism, Papua is also rich in a variety of culinary delights and handicrafts that are suitable for you to make as souvenirs or gifts. The following are typical Papuan souvenirs, from Abon Gulung to Batik.

The name Papua has recently become a byword among travelers, both local and foreign. This is because Papua has such amazing natural scenery and its beauty is still maintained.

But who would have thought, apart from having such an amazing landscape, Papua is also rich with a variety of natural products that are processed into food and also handicrafts that are very suitable for gifts.

1. Abon Gulung

Abon Gulung is the first recommendation for typical Papuan gifts that you must buy when visiting the easternmost island of Indonesia. Abon Gulung is a bread with mayonnaise spread filled with Abon so that it generates a delicious taste.

One of the most famous Abon Gulung is the Hawaii Bakery. You can get this Abon Gulung at several airports in Papua, such as Manokwari, Merauke, Jayapura, Timika, Biak, and Nabire.

2. Lontar Cake

Still from culinary, this time there is Lontar cake. It is similar to the famous milk pie in Bali. What distinguishes it is the container for making this food which is made of palm [Lontar] leaves, so it is called Lontar cake. The Lontar cake is made from eggs, sugar, flour, and milk which gives it a so sweet taste. The Lontar cake is very fitting served when relaxing with a cup of coffee or tea.

3. Tifa

Tifa is one of the traditional musical instruments typical of Papua and Maluku. Tifa has a shape like a tube and the way to play it is by hitting it. Although at first glance they look similar, there are differences between the Papuan and Maluku tifa. Tifa Papua has a handle on the tube and also has a more curved shape in the middle when compared to Tifa from Maluku.

4. Wood Carving

A carved wood is also typical Papuan souvenirs you should consider. With the abundance of natural products in the form of wood in Papua, it is not surprising that they are also rich in processed wood products. One that is very suitable for you to make as a souvenir or gift is a typical Papuan carved wood. This wood carving is perfect for those of you who like all things art.

5. Taro Chips

Taro chips is made of sweet potatoes or taro that are thinly sliced ​​and fried until dry, resulting in a crunchy texture. With the addition of spices in the form of garlic, salt, and chili, these taro chips have a delicious sweet, spicy and savory taste. Taro chips can be a typical Papuan souvenir for you to take home.

6. Ant Nest

Ant nest is a plant in which there are labyrinths. Well, these labyrinths are places for ants to colonize, so they are called ant nests. This Papuan ant nest plant is believed to have a myriad of health benefits. Call it for treating cancer, rheumatism, increasing stamina, and also treating heart disease.

7. Papuan Batik

Apart from Pekalongan, DIY, and also Solo, Papua also has a unique Batik you can make as souvenirs. Papuan batik has a distinctive motif that makes it different from batik from Java. Famous Papuan batik motifs include Asmat, Cendrawasih, Sentani, Tifa, and also Carved Patches.

Those are some typical Papuan souvenirs, ranging Abon Gulung to Batik that should be added to your shopping list when visiting Papua.

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