goodmorningpapua.com – Noken bags created from the traditional Papuan indigenous crafts will be used as a souvenir icon at the Papuan PON. The work becoming the local wisdom of this area turned out to have a unique philosophy. The native Papuans with Noken bags have very strong social and emotional ties because of they have given birth to reciprocal relationships.
This bag is considered to have a strong influence between the creator, the created object, and the user. It is not only a tool to carry things, but also makes the relationship between humans and nature even closer. Noken is one of the traditional handicrafts in the form of woven from Papuan people made from plants, such as pandanus, orchids, and others.
In addition to the human relationship with nature, the inner bond is also attached to the user. Like women in Papua, they usually make Noken as a tool for the needs of their children.
The Noken bag is used to transport goods and children because it also functions to foster a sense of love between mother and child as clothing for women which symbolizes the inner bond between mother and child.
In addition, the Noken bag is also to stimulate the child’s growth and development to always love his homeland and maintain the authenticity of the indigenous Papuan culture. So, when Papuan children are wandering out of town, the Noken bag they use as a tool to shed feelings of longing for their mother and ancestral land. Because of it symbolizes a very essential value and as a regional identity, the Noken bag will become a souvenir for Papuan PON participants later.