Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0315.HMC
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Description:
The villagers watch in awe as the parachutist and a dog land from the helicopter. When decorated for particular ceremonies, these Highlanders paint half of the body, leg, arm and face brown and the other half light green. They wear moss—covered cones for their head pieces that hide their faces during performance. Short aprons, made of dried river grasses, are held up with waist bands of woven coconut fibers or strips of pandanus palm leaves or twisted inner tree bark.
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