Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0005.HMC
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Description:
Men dancers carry standards with decoration of orange and yellow triangles. At the top of each standard are red feathers from the red—plumed Count Raggi's bird of paradise. The same pattern is worn on the hammered bark aprons. Their faces are painted in matching orange and yellow lines. Headbands are covered with cuscus (possum) fur topped with feathers from the cassowary bird. Each person selects items for his own many—layers of hanging necklaces: woven strips of pit (wild sugar cane) boar's tusks, dog's teeth, and elongated shells.
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