Jiwika (pronounced Yiwika) is a local administrative centre and home to the celebrated Wimontok Mabel mummy. The mummy is kept at the tiny settlement of Sumpaima, 300m north along the main road from the main Jiwika village entrance (look for the black ‘Mummy’ sign). Wimontok Mabel was a powerful 18th-century chief here and his blackened corpse is the best preserved and most accessible of its kind near Wamena.
Sumpaima is something of a ‘cultural’ village and you will be greeted by fantastically dressed people in traditional garb. Some people might describe it as a tourist trap, but for exotic, and fairly pain-free, photos it’s great. The going rate is 10,000Rp per shot or negotiate a fee based on time spent photographing a person (around 200,000Rp per person for up to an hour is fair).