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Pigment for Color... | Oil for Shine... | Skin as Ground...
Body painting at the Mt. Hagen and Goroka Shows, PNG.
Figure 1: Detail of painted warrior at the Mt. Hagen Show, PNG 1997, copyright Scott Perry, 1998.
Figure 2: Mt. Hagen woman applies white pigment to her face with a small stick that has been chewed at one end to soften it into a brush.
More photos of dancers wearing traditional jewelry: BILAS
The Mt. Hagen Show is usually held the last part of August, the Goroka Show in September near PNG Independence Day. Often there is a higher priced admission ticket that let's photographers on to the dance field. It is worth the extra money and usually includes seating in the stands and better toilet facilities. Usually the area where the dancers are getting ready is also open with this ticket. Most dancers and their families do not mind photographers as long as they are polite and don't interfere with the complex dressing of the performers.
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Artifacts on this site are collected in the field by my husband, Ron Perry. I take the photographs, do the html, text and maps. More background in Who We Are. Art-Pacific has been on the WWW since 1996. We hope you enjoy our New Guinea tribal art and Indonesian folk art as much as we do. Carolyn Leigh, P.O. Box 85284, Tucson, AZ 85754-5284 USA, Art-Pacific at http://www.art-pacific.com/