The tolai are a tribe that inhabit New Britain, an island of Papua New Guinea and that continues faithful to its traditions
The warrior tribes of papua new guinea keep their traditions alive.
Traditional customs and rituals remain strong among the inhabitants of these islands. The young Tolais, from the island of New Britain, have to undergo a severe initiation before being able to sail alone. They have to "go to see the fish", as this ceremony is called; it is a test of their courage and capacity for suffering.
As well as fishers, they are also gatherers and farmers. The women are responsible for household chores and looking after the children, as well as gathering fruits from the forest.
The men plant the yam fields, take care of the pigs and go fishing.