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Photo: Noken


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Noken is a multifunctional knotted or woven bag, native to the Papua. Noken's distinctive usage, which is hung from the head, are traditionally used to carry various goods, and also children. In 2012, noken is listed in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists as a cultural heritage of Indonesia. Women carrying noken are still a common sight in Wamena.

In several areas of Papua, noken – instead the usual ballot box – is preferred as a way to place ballots, where it is recognized as a ballot tool in the Papua regional leadership elections.