Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0289.HMC
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Description:
The performers of this Highlands group wear mostly tan: river grasses, un—dyed hammered bark skirts, shocks of the same tan grasses on their backs and more of them topping off their tall slender standards with a few feathers or plumes from birds. Except for one man on the left who wears a red headband, all the others wear tan. A few men stick red feathers into their headbands. Headdresses are dark cuscus marsupial or tree kangaroo fur. A few men wear balls of fur, some white and mostly brown, hanging from their waistbands. A few strands of Job's tears seeds cross their chests along with tan bones or shells. They carry tall staffs of bamboo or wood. A few paint their legs and arms with brown paint.
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