The koteka, horim, penis gourd or penis sheath is a phallocrypt or phallocarp traditionally worn bysome highland ethnic groups in New Guinea to cover their genitals. They are normally made from a dried out gourd, Lagenaria siceraria. They are held in place by a loop attached to the koteka and placed around the scrotum. chest or abdomen and attached to the main body of the koteka.
'Stamina'. Baliem Valley Cultural Festival, Wosilimo, West Papua, Indonesia | © Pvince, via Flickr
Penis Caps. Zulu, South Africa, made from miscellaneous materials including horn and wood. Collected between 1905 and 1950. The material, size, and even slight differences in the shape of each of these penis caps can sometimes be attributed to ethnic variation. The Peabody Museum of Salem, Massachusetts.
Penis Cover - Prepuce Cover
Indonesia ~ Irian Jaya | Yali farmers in Tenggele. West Papua | © Pvince, via flickr
Who does not know koteka? It is a traditional packing material and original male sex of Papua. Market Hamadi, Jayapura, you can also buy penis gourds for decoration at home or used alone, it's up! Koteka is the hallmark of Papua.
Many tribes there can be recognized from the way they use koteka. Short Koteka use at work, and the length of the decorations used in ceremony.
Regarding the size and shape koteka nothing to do with the status of the wearer. Size is usually related to user activity, going to work or ceremony.