The Wedding of Fransiska Danuk • Sawa
Maria Fransiska (Chika) Danuk, 23, walks out of her dressing room assisted by her makeup artist, and flower girls Gres, 5 and Gian, 6. Chika, a Florenese who works as a nurse at a local Missionâs school, celebrates her wedding in the village of Sawa. In the school, all of the teachers and staff are Florenese except one Papuan highlander and an Asmat teacher.
Foreigners in Asmat consist mainly those of BBM (Bugis, Butonese, and Makassarese, a wordplay from Indonesian for bahan bakar minyak), while others such as Javanese, Florenese-Timorese, and even the odd Chinese make up substantial number of foreigners in Asmat. Foreigners come in during transmigration primarily for trades and jobs.