“You wouldn’t mind if they kept running to you in the thick jungle…would you? Watch out for they are coming tonight to haunt you in your dreams!!! The Asaro Mud Man says the tip of their arrow carries a poison so its all up to you to seek forgiveness before the nightmares at www.salestopng.com .”



The Asaro Mudmen, also known as the Holosa, come from just outside the village of Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

Creation legend

Legend is that they were defeated by an enemy tribe and forced to flee into the Asaro River. They waited until dusk before attempting to escape. The enemy saw them rise from the muddy banks covered in mud and thought they were spirits. Most tribes in Papua New Guinea are very afraid of spirits, so the enemy fled in fear, and the Asaro escaped.They then went into the village to see what had happened, not knowing the enemy tribesmen were still there. The enemy were so terrified they ran back to their village and held a special ceremony to ward off the spirits.

The Asaro Mudmen could not cover their faces because legends say that the people of Papua New Guinea thought that the mud from the Asaro river was poisonous. So instead of covering their faces with this alleged poison, they made masks from pebbles that they heated and water from the waterfall.The masks have unusual designs, such as long or very short ears either going down to the chin or sticking up at the top, long joined eyebrows attached to the top of the ears, horns and sideways mouths.

More information about Asaro Mudman in Papua New Guinea you can sign up by clicking here.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Asaro Mudman Products online now

1.10×8 Print of Mudman from Asaro district in the Highlands, at sing sing, Kowedobu, Port (3655863) $14.99 + ($4.99 shipping)


2. Mono’ Nama Buku: Zuda Vete Gozopota Laa’ Ani’ Mono’ Nama Ve: The Psalms in Dano (Upper Asaro) Language of the Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea Flexibound – 1994…..Buy used for $99 + ($3 shipping)

3. Avotemote Lili’ Ani’ Initeliti Monovo: Upper Asarao Culture Book Paperback – 1983.$39.99 used ($3.00 shipping)

4. Asaro Mudmen Eastern Highlands Papua New Guinea -Handmade Postage Stamp Art 0199.Price:$18.90 + $6.50 shipping


Note: The links above are from my affiliate network (amazon). If you purchase any one of those resources, I will earn a little commission. If you find it helpful, please do the right thing by buying from here. Thanks.


Follows us on:

face button twitter button linkedin butoon google+ button






Please follow and like us:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.