Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
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Child with Mouse Pet
Trobriand Group, Kaibola Beach and Village, Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea
A child stands facing to the left wearing shorts, a gauze elbow wrap. He holds a pet mouse suspended on a string that he holds in his right hand.

Trobriand Islands have a lowland rainforest on limestone straits.

A young boy in western shorts walks with his treasure, a live mouse that he keeps on a string. His light hair coloration and bloated stomach may indicate a deficiency. His elbow is bandaged with commercial gauze. The bare soil is kept clean on Kaibola Beach in the village, on Kiriwina Island, in the Trobriand Group.
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