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A woman from the Western Highlands  
   

A woman from the Western Highlands

Who put all that paint into my face?

September 24th 2006
"Who put all that paint into my face?" Half the face was covered with a thick layer of black paint while the stubble have been pasted with what looked like whipped egg white. The well built upperbody naked, oiled and decorated with bracelets, tussocks and a huge red disk around the neck showing a pearl-white quartermoon. We stopped dead in our tracks. Those were Highlanders getting ready for the s ... read more
Oceania » Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinean Flag The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I ... ... read more
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