Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
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Papua New Guinea
Heads of these Highlands men's are fully covered with long mosses. Also, cone headpieces are made from sticks or cane and covered with river mosses. Masks have enlarged painted eyes surrounded by boars' tusks. Each dancer carries a bow and arrows, symbolizing battle stance. Very short front aprons are minimally decorated with fresh leaves. Leaves hang just below the knees and above the ankle. Half of the body and legs is painted a light green. The other half of the body is painted a light orange/brown.
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