Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0369.HMC
Title:
Palm Fronds, Boy in Red Shorts
Place:
Dobu Island, Papua New Guinea
Description:
D'Entrecasteaux Group:

Color image of a young boy in a red shirt collecting palm fronds. He stands in front of a large palm tree, with a pile of fronds to the left and behind him. Green foliage in the background and surrounding.

A young boy cuts down the tall palm fronds from trees near his house on Dobu Island, one of three islands in the D'Entrecasteaux group in Milne Bay Province near the eastern tip of New Guinea in the Solomon Sea. Fronds from large ferns are also used. The Early anthropological studies of the people of Dobu were carried out by Bronislaw Malinowski and R.F. Fortune and later by Ruth Benedict.
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