Korafe - Papua New Guinea
Korafe | Amuioan, Tufi, Oro province | Papua New Guinea, 2017
The impressive Korafe headdress is worn only by men and is constructed from the brightly coloured feathers of the birds-of-paradise, sometimes combined with leaves. Shaped as a crown, they are worn along with grass skirts, shell necklaces and facial paint to form the traditional costume, which is mainly worn for festivities and ceremonies. Making a eaddress takes a huge amount of effort and time, and each man must go alone into the forest to search for the right feathers for their own headdress, each one a piece of wearable art.
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