Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0543.HMC
Title:
Travel Agent Getting Face Painted as a Mask
Place:
Kaminabit, Middle Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Description:
In Kaminabit, an artist paints the face of a tourist. She chose the spirit mask that hangs over the table. Iatmul villagers are considered the best artists of the Middle Sepik River of Eastern Papua New Guinea. Typically, the masks are painted with black charcoal and white and orange clays.
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