Huli Wigman, Tari Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Traditional Huli culture is highly developed and strikingly executed in dress and personal decoration. Body decoration is high art. Flutes similar to panpipes are popular form of entertainment and bamboo harps are played.
Huli men wear striking decorative woven wigs of human hair. The hair is usually the wigmans own, supplemented by hair donated by wives and children, who are thus short-haired. Designs are indicative of a wigmans tribe.
The Huli cultivate yellow everlasting daisies(!) used to decorate their wigs and they also use feathers and cuscus (possum) fur. Theres a band of snakeskin across the forehead, and usually a cassowary quill through the nasal septa. Their faces are decorated with yellow and red ochre. Kina shells are worn around the neck, decorative belt and bilum-cloth covering the privates and an arsegras (tanket leaves stuck into a belt) up back.
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