Papua New Guinea

A journey, an all-encompassing bodily decoration and ornament experience.

For the people of Papua New Guinea the adorned/decorated body is most frequently designed to highlight. Ornamentation and decoration are a communication tool whose constant characteristic is a correlation between a consciousness of belonging to a group and the affirmation of individual identity…

(From the prologue to the book Papua Nuova Guinea, le MaschereDanzano, by Anna Canuto, graduate in anthropology from Milan’s Bicocca university and in oriental languages from Venice’s Ca Foscari university).


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