Photographs – Winga Village, New Guinea

Eight photographs from the Mt Hagen area, Winga Village, New Guinea.

14.1 – Photograph of a small child from Lake Kopiago Region.
14.2 – Photograph of two young boys in costume. Reverse reads;"Highland Show – held alternately at Goroken and Hagen. Very ornate costume".
14.3 – Image of three men in costume. Men dressed for sing sing. Faces blackened with pig fat and ash. Wigs of hair and feathers. Lap Lap of woven rope (as for bilums) not usually full length. Large white shells – valuable for trading (especially buying brides). Drums hollowed wood and tight skin ends. Woven cloth worn in front – fresh leaves worn at back. Wide bark 'belt' to hold these in place.
14.4 – Photograph of a man and pigs – highly prized and more valuable than women or children in many areas. Note: The mans bilum worn over shoulder. Bamboo pipe.
14.5 – Photograph of five people and housing in the Kandep area.
14.6 – Closer view of house. Fence forms a type of porch area. Door of house beyond is very small.
14.7 – Man Bilong tari – native man – mounted on card.
14.8 – Mama na pikinini – native woman and child – mounted on card.
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Photographs. Part 7 and Part 8 mounted on cardboard.
Part 1 - 195 x 165mm - HxW
Part 2 - 195 x 165mm - HxW
Part 3 - 200 x 255mm - HxW
Part 4 - 200 x 255mm - HxW
Part 5 - 200 x 255mm - HxW
Part 6 - 200 x 255mm - HxW
Part 7 - 505 x 405mm - HxW
Part 8 - 505 x 405mm - HxW
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Collection of Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga o Waikato,
Hamilton, New Zealand.
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