Papua New Guinea
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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Tambanum, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea, Pacific.

 (Karl Lehmann / Getty Images)
A thatched home on the Karawari River. A tributary of the Sepik.
A thatched home on the Karawari River. A tributary of the Sepik.  (Julie L. Kessler )
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Port Moresby’s Parliament House resembles a traditional spirit house.

 (Julie L. Kessler)
Papua New Guinea

A teenage girl with crocodile cuts (deep scar formations on her back and arms reflecting tribal allegiance) canoes in the Karawari River near Konmae Village with a honey-colored marsupial known as a cuscus on her shoulder.

 (Julie L. Kessler)
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Hulu Chief Kubumu (left) and wig specialist Nantes show off their handiwork in PNG’s remote Hela Province.

 (Julie L. Kessler)
Members of the Warup clan in Pulga Village near Hagen. The men, covered in white clay and donning ceramic masks weighing about 20 pounds, dance around the matriarch to ward off evil spirits and neighboring warring clans.
Members of the Warup clan in Pulga Village near Hagen. The men, covered in white clay and donning ceramic masks weighing about 20 pounds, dance around the matriarch to ward off evil spirits and neighboring warring clans.  (Julie L. Kessler )
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A group of Huli wigmen who live together in isolation observe rituals that will help in their hair growth.

 (Julie L. Kessler)
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