Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0020.HMC
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Description:
Dancers in this Highlands group wear different—colored striped body paint. The faces are covered by outsized masks with exaggerated eyes, nose, mouth, and false beard of white feathers. Raised head pieces are covered with various bird plumes and feathers. Flowing from the headpiece to the ground are long strands of chains made from strips of plants. Chains made from other plants hang from the waist. Each man carries a bow and arrows.
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