Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
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Papua New Guinea
Girls from the Kitava Village in full ceremonial dress sing and dance for the tourists. At their missionary school, once a week they wear native clothing to maintain their tradition. The leis of fresh flowers are readily available from the nearby trees and plants. Their grass skirts are dyed either with natural juices from the pandanus palm tree seeds or from modern dyes purchased at a trade store.

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