Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0042.HMC
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Description:
A highly decorated woman takes a break from dancing. Her face has yellow (possibly from turmeric) short lines drawn across the cheekbones and down the center of her nose. Her head band is adorned with iridescent green scarab beetle wing covers. Her upper headband is made from either cuscus possum or a tree kangaroo fur. Both have various coloring. Atop the upper headband are feathers from two different birds of paradise and a cassowary bird. She wears numerous necklaces of colored glass beads, woven vine string made into chains. She carries a long stick in one hand and a Pepsi cola can in the other, as she talks to a fellow dancer whose headdress has feathers stuck into a knit pink cap.
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