Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0038.HMC
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Description:
Two tribes are readying themselves for their performances for the annual sing—sing at Goroka. The front men paint their whole bodies and faces with stripes of blue—grey, yellow—orange, and white clay. Their skull caps are striped with the same colors. Short skirts of various leaves cover their front and back. Behind them, a group holds up brightly painted standards in red, yellow, and blue and encircled in white frames with chicken feathers. Some are topped with a tall black single tail feather, possibly from a wagtail bird.
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