Akat-Akat means "beautiful" for the Asmat, and this is where we begin. The Asmat have always had a strong desire to adorn themselves. But how do you translate body decoration in our modern era? How can we preserve the symbolism? Can we assist the Asmat in developing a distinct, contemporary garb?
Is it possible to open a market for the Asmat where not only the wooden sculptures of the men are in demand, but also other artistic skills?
All of these questions have evolved to become the first collection of Akat-Akat, which was presented in 2007 at the annual cultural festival.