Koteka (Menswear from Papua)

Koteka is the dress to cover male genitalia in some indigenous cultures of Papua Island. Koteka leather water gourd, Lagenaria siceraria. Fill out the old and the pumpkin seeds and dried skin. Literally, this word means "clothing", derived from the language of one tribe in Paniai. Some mountain tribes to call holim or horim Jayawijaya.
Not as popular belief, the size and shape koteka nothing to do with the status of the wearer. The size is usually related to user activity, going to work or ritual. Many of the tribes there can be recognized from the way they use koteka. Short Koteka used when working, and the length of the ornaments used in traditional ceremonies.
However, each tribe has a different shape koteka. Yali men, for example, liked the pumpkin a long form. While people usually wear Tiom two pumpkins.
Over time, the less popular koteka everyday wear. Koteka prohibited worn in public transport and schools. If anything, koteka only for sale as souvenirs.
In mountainous areas, such as Wamena, koteka still used. To take pictures with the wearer, tourists have to reach the pockets of a few hundred thousand dollars. In coastal areas, people are more difficult to find them. 
People in Papua wearing koteka
Koteka word comes from one tribe in Paniai, it means clothing. In Wamena koteka called holim. There are different types koteka sizes, depending on the size of the user's physical condition. However, the magnitude koteka also often just accessories for the wearer. The body is muscular for a man is the dream of a woman berkoteka Central Mountain tribes like the Dani. In order for the appearance of a man is more powerful and authoritative, the entire outer skin including hair oil greased pig to make it look shiny and slick black when the sun-baked. Lard was applied on the face, waist, legs and hands. Usually worn during performances such as burn traditional party rock.
There is no literature that mention, since when the native tribes of Papua wearing koteka. Since the adventure of Europeans came to the area, men from the tribes in the Central Highlands (Jayawijaya, Puncak Jaya, Paniai, Nabire, Tolikara, Yahokimo, and Star Mountains) had put on koteka. According to the Head of Culture of Papua Dominggus Rumbewas, making skills acquired hereditary koteka for men. A man when the age 5-13 years old must wear koteka as menswear. Men who cover the penis with pumpkin skin is often called "human koteka", or sometimes called koteka community.
Dr. Jos Mansoben (49), a cultural anthropologist from the University of Cenderawasih, Jayapura, describes the use of indigenous affairs as the identity of the Papuan people koteka this. According to Jos, Papua's integration into the Republic of Indonesia in 1962 was a turning point in people's lives koteka. Officials from the Jakarta meeting with the community koteka the time was the meeting of two different cultures, ie, Melanesia and Polynesia.