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"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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Location Subject:
Papuans of Bisano
Filename:
W074
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Bisano; women of Bisano; costume
C3:
Kawerawet women standing in front of a family house. The women and children live in houses of this type in which the male head of the household also resides when he sees fit. Married men usually eat their meals in the family house where they are cooked by their wives. Bachelors as a rule cook their own meals under or near the men’s house. Unmarried men sleep in the men’s house.
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A
Quote from Stirling Journal:
The costume of the women is very simple. A cord around the waist supports a small bark apron in front and a somewhat larger one behind. (May 28)


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