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

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Location Subject:
Damuneru Village
Filename:
X074
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C2:
Tombe; group
C3:
A group of men at Damuneru in full dress. Two of the men are wearing large headdresses of black cassowary feathers called by the pigmies “tambu”. These men are dressed for ceremony and their faces and bodies are painted with red ochre and black charcoal.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
Many of them were wearing the huge circular hats called tam bu made of cassowary feathers and which look like big fur muffs. (Sept 8)


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