Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0232.HMC
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Description:
Dancers from the Mt. Hagen area of the Western Highlands, beat their kundu hour—glass drums as they dance. Orange feathers on one side and brown on the other side of the crested bird of paradise wave as the bird—like men move. Their faces are variously painted. Some wear half of the face with which clay and the other half red. Others merely outside the eyes in white clay. Each wears a variously dyed bilum bag on their backs, plus mosses and palm leaves. Several paint stripes of white and pink on their lower legs.
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