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Identifier: landofnewguineap00rawl
Title: The land of the New Guinea pygmies; an account of the story of a pioneer journey of exploration into the heart of New Guinea
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Rawling, Cecil Godfrey, 1870- Harrison, Herbert Spencer, b. 1872
Subjects: British ornithologists' union expedition Ethnology -- Indonesia Papua Negritos Papua (Indonesia) -- Description and travel
Publisher: London : Seeley, Service & co., limited
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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A Papuan Family The woman is wearing a pendant of boars tushes and trade beads. Cockatoos feathers are inthe mans hair, and plaited grass bracelets protect the wrist from injury when firing with bowand arrow. NATIVE COSTUME neck. Round the biceps, and also above the calf, aresewn bands of finely-woven grass, two or tliree inchesin width, worked into some pattern by the introduc-tion of another strand of bright yellow. No otherdecorations are favoured, except occasionally a stringof large blue and white beads slung around theneck. These beads are often much worn at theedges, appear to be of great age, and have most pro-bably been brought into the land by the nativesof the Kei Islands to the south. That these latterpeople do occasionally visit the coast of New Guineais certain, as the Papuans know them by name andapparently bear them no enmity. Their probableobject in coming is to seek for cocoa-nuts with whichto trade in copra, a valuable commodity in the East. The women are given to s


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bookid:landofnewguineap00rawl bookyear:1913 bookdecade:1910 bookcentury:1900 bookauthor:Rawling__Cecil_Godfrey__1870_ bookauthor:Harrison__Herbert_Spencer__b__1872 booksubject:British_ornithologists__union_expedition booksubject:Ethnology____Indonesia_Papua booksubject:Negritos booksubject:Papua__Indonesia_____Description_and_travel bookpublisher:London___Seeley__Service___co___limited bookcontributor:University_of_California_Libraries booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:64 bookcollection:cdl bookcollection:americana

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