Ralf's house, on a 400m ridge overlooking the coast at Tower (a radio mast), 15km inland from Wewak, overflows with Sepik carvings, collected over a lifetime from 50 different villages. Even if you don’t buy somethi…
Chambri market on Boram Rd sells buai (betel nut) and a few artefacts.
There is also Dagua market which sells buai, pitpit and sometimes woven pandanus satchels.
There are several other markets around Wewak, of which Kreer market, on the airport road just before it turns inland, is the most interesting.
The main market, at the west end of the town centre, is a colourful affair, with local ladies selling fresh produce, sago grubs and pungent smoked and dried fish. There are also a few bilums for sale.
It's well worth supplementing your Sepik artefact hunt at this well-stocked shop next to the lodge. They have a large selection of carved storyboards from Kambot in the Lower Sepik, masks from Timbunke and Tambanum …
The Christian Bookshop sells the 1:500000 East Sepik and Sandaun Provinces detailing the Sepik in all its coiled, twisted glory.
There is also Nuigo market which sells buai, pitpit and sometimes woven pandanus satchels.