Papua New Guinea, Mendi Widow Side View, 1983
Papua New Guinea, Mendi Widow Side View, 1983

Papua New Guinea, Mendi Widow Side View, 1983 - It seemed that the tradition of wearing these beads while in mourning not only served to notify others of her status but also served to discourage suitors by hiding her body.

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