Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0218.HMC
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Description:
A vendor sits at his make—shift curbside market. His cap is made of coir, a stiff coarse fiber from outer husk of coconut. It is his only shade him from the sun. Makeshift markets are quickly set up for tourists or any visitors to a community. This is one "stall" on the street leading to the Goroka festival in the Eastern Highlands. Items that are typically shown include the bilum bags made of knotted plant fibers, for carrying many things, including babies, vegetables, fruit, wood, household goods, and suckling pigs. Most exhibited in this photo are dyed. Also, jewelry of kina and nassarius shells, trade beads, dog's teeth, boar's tusks, and a basket made of braided fibers from plants and trees.
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