Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
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Papua New Guinea
Three Highlands women performers wear symbols of wealth: the boar's tusks, hanging as pendants along with many necklaces of trade store glass beads. Each wears a bilum for carrying supplies, foods, or children on her back. Headdresses vary within the group. A headband of either cuscus or tree kangaroo holds up the feathers from various birds. Crimped leaves hang from the waist band in front and back. White chalk or red and black rings decorate each person's legs below the knees.
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