Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0376.HMC
Title:
Villager with Son Wearing Frangipana Blossoms
Place:
Nabwegeta Island, Papua New Guinea
Description:
Amphlett Group:

Color image of a smiling woman wearing a dress sitting on a wooden platform, a young child stands at her knee wearing red pants with frangipana blossoms around his neck, wrists, and head.

A woman in western dress and her son sit on the floor of their house made of wood slabs and tree trunks. His head band, neck leis, and bracelets are covered with white Frangipana blossoms from nearby trees. They live in Nabwegeta of the Amphlett group of small islands north of the D'Entrecasteaux group. It is time for the festival of the yam harvest at Nabwegeta, of the Amphlett group of small islands north of the D'Entrecasteaux group. Visitors are rare because the bay waters have to be high enough for ships to avoid the many coral reefs and hidden grounds. The people are part of the Kula Ring trading cycle. Their pottery is highly desirable for household uses.
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