Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0676.HMC
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Description:
A close—up of some of the sing sing performers shows them wearing their boars' tusks as symbols of their wealth. Their body decorations of plants and flowers are hastily gathered from nearby plants near their homes. Since visitors are rare, all of the villagers watch as the adults present a sing sing Each man has his own kundu, hour—glass drum. Each is individually painted. The ends are covered with skins from the cuscus, tree kangaroo, lizard or snake.


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