Sepik man holding a lime stick adorned with homicidal emblems, Awar, New Guinea, 1935 [picture] /


Part of the collection: Sarah Chinnery photographic collection of New Guinea, England and Australia.; Inscriptions: "Man of Sepik district, N.G. with crest of goura pigeon on head and betel nut calabash thong. Betel nut stick with six hanging cords indicating he has killed six men or women" -- In blue ink on reverse. "Neg. 89, 2" --In pencil on reverse.; Man holding lime stick and gourd containing lime for use with betel chewing. Lime stick decorated with feathers - homicidal emblems, goura pigeon feather in hair. -- Accompanying notes from family.; Sarah Chinnery no.: Part 3 (iii).; Also available in an electronic version via the internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn4506486

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