Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0031.HMC
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Description:
Three women wear color—coordinated clothing and headdresses. Predominant colors are dyed light tan, dark brown and un—dyed grasses for their skirts and the same colors for their hand—hammered bark breast coverings. Headdresses are ornate cones of cane covered with white feathers and hammered bark decorated with the same colors. The cane cones are further topped with an even higher structure decorated with plants and feathers. It appears that the center woman may be blind by the way that the other two women support her.
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