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Huli- Papua New Guinea

XXXIV-4 - Exclusively selected Fine art print

Huli bachelor boys | Tari, Hela province, The Highlands | Papua New Guinea, 2017


The custom of the Huli wig school is one of the oldest known traditions in Hela Province. It is where the boys learn the fundamentals of Huli tradition, and how to grow their hair to make into wigs. Only young virgin boys can enter and they are mentored by wig masters who have special powers and cast spells to improve the growth of hair. After up to 18 months spent exclusively in the forest, the hair is cut and given to the wig specialist, who makes it into either an ‘everyday wig’ or a ‘ceremonial wig’.

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Jimmy Nelson Foundation

With your purchase you support Indigenous communities taking their heritage into the future

With its projects, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation (JNF) is completing the circle Jimmy has started. As cultures are rapidly changing through time, and the world’s cultural diversity is at risk, now is the moment to act. The JNF supports Indigenous communities in preserving and passing on their traditional heritage and knowledge by investing in reciprocity and educational projects.

When you look at people- whether they are the Huli from Papua New Guinea, the Mursi from Ethiopia or even oneself- look beyond and do not judge. Often the truth is far different from what the eye beholds.
  • Editions

      Limited to 19

  • frame

      Wallnut wood

  • glass

      Musem glass

  • Sizes

      074 x 062 cm - Edition of 9

      120 x 100 cm - Edition of 6

      170 x 140 cm - Edition of 3

      207 x 170 cm - Edition of 1

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