Visiting Kokas, Fak Fak regency, West Papua, like visiting an old city. In this district there are areas of ancient sites with a mystery that holds the magic in it. Not only attractive, but also invite people to welcome its beauty.
Painting the cliff which is the ancient site in Andamata Kokas, Kokas District, Fak-Fak, West Papua. This painting is a relic of prehistoric times.
One of the famous ancient site Kokasadalah painting on steep rocky cliffs. By the local community, this steep rock cliff called Tapurarang. District wealth Coke relics since prehistoric times can be found in Andamata, Fior, Forir, Darembang, and Goras.
So, what is the uniqueness of the painting is an image of human hands and animals on the walls of the cliff? Despite centuries, paintings made with dyes from natural materials is still clearly visible today. The red color on the cliff paintings also resemble the color of human blood. Therefore, local people often refer to painting as painting hand stamp blood.
For local communities, the location of this cliff painting is a sacred place. They believe this painting is a form of the people who were condemned by the ghost of a grandmother who turns into a demon or ghost kaborbor believed to be the ruler of the oceans most frightening. My grandmother died after the attack that sank the boat that he was riding.
Of all the passengers on the boat, only grandmother has died. It is said that none of the passengers on the boat were trying to help her grandmother to save themselves. Feeling hurt, ghost grandmother who has turned into a demon kaborbor condemn all boat passengers trying to escape over the rocks. Due to the curse of all passengers and marine products taken immediately turned into a cliff paintings.
In this cliff painting you can see skeletons of human bones. This framework is believed to be the ancestor or ancestors frame the coke. In ancient times people here have a habit of putting the bodies of ancestors who died in the rock cliffs, caves, headland or under large trees were considered sacred.
Skull found in the cliffs at Andamata, Kokas District, Fak-Fak, West Papua. This human skull is the rest of the local community who do not habit jazad ancestors buried but put it on the rock cliffs, caves, headland or under large trees are special or sacred.
Keen to trace prehistoric Kokas?
From the terminal Fakfak you have to travel overland into coke out of town using public transportation. Distance Fakfak-coke as far as 50 kilometers will be completed in about 2 hours. You just spend Rp 25,000 per person, each way. Arriving diKokas, still have to continue traveling by longboat approximately 1 hour. If the water was high tide, you can go up to the cliff and saw this painting up close. However, if the water receded, the beauty of the cliff paintings can only be enjoyed from the longboat.
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