Image: Ceremonial activities, Wanigera, Colllingwood Bay, PNG

Ceremonial activities, Wanigera, Colllingwood Bay, PNG

" 'You shave me and I'll shave you'-Obsidian flakes are used for Shaving; Wanigera girl during the puberty ceremony. Their faces are Tattooed & they must veil them if they go out before the term is completed" handwritten captions by Percy Money. Page 53 of Percy Money photograph album1, AMS328/1/53 

Photographer:
Percy J Money
Rights:
© Courtesy of the Australian Museum

Notes

This image is from an album of photographs taken by Percy Money during his residence in Wanigela, Collingwood Bay in the early 1900's, which includes Money's handwritten captions and decorations. AMS328/1

 

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