Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0179.HMC
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Description:
At the time of the Goroka festival in the Eastern Highlands, vendors set up a casual market for the few visitors who come to the remote town in the Eastern Highlands of PNG. Items made by the women include the bilum bags that are used for carrying babies, foods, pigs, lumber and other items, such as, earrings and necklaces made from dog's teeth, various shells, twisted fibers from plants, and trade beads that are used as barter for foods and goods not available in the mountainous areas and rope made from palm trees and other plants. Thousands of performers come from villages throughout the highlands to perform and to attend but few outsiders from other countries brave the remote trip.
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