Huli Wigman - Mt Hagen Sing-Sing
I just got back today from Papua New Guinea in one of the more challenging trips I have ever taken. I wanted to at least get this in today for this week's challenge as seems quite appropriate. The highlight of the trip was the Mt Hagan Sing Sing Festival that is held each year for over 50 years. Although there are still pockets of tribes still practicing and living in their traditional ways, the festivals bring the tribes together to "strut their stuff" amd perform their local dances while dressed natively. The show this year was risky with elections occuring at the same time and prone to violence. Still...over 54 tribes showed up and this image represents one of the more famous tribes from the Taris village. These men, called Wigmen, practice an art of maintaining wigs and showing them...more on this later. This was one of the most fascinating cultural activities that I have witnessed and recommend for all to see.

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Media ID 20120906092620227  
Date Sat Aug 11, '12 04:10PM
Comments 1
Views 1445
Uploaded By Richard P Schoettger
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Date/Time Sat Aug 11, '12 04:10PM
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Love this photo! Sure hope he smiled after the little grimmace. Great colors and detail in the face, furry hat and feathers.