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‘The Wonderment Of The Huli’s’ by David Kirkland photographer.

The small picinini sat in absolute wonderment watching the group of Huli wigmen apply their face paint. It can take several hours to complete the bilas (costume). The hats of human hair are assembled with feathers passed down from generation to generation before being secured. Then the woven belts are placed around their waist, the necklaces and ornaments are seated, before everyone sits down to apply the paint to their faces. An undercoat of white is followed by the yellow – possibly two coats – for which they have become famous. Then fine dots and lines are applied around the mouth, eye’s and nose. And finally, pig fat is generously applied to their bodies, leaves and inserted into their belts and checks are completed before the group parades out to the highly appreciative audience, Kundu drums in hand, ready to perform their traditional  Sing-Sing.

Nola is the Papua New Guinean with the striking features who’s holding the mask in this photo.

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The Wonderment Of The Huli’s

David Kirkland

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‘The Wonderment Of The Huli’s’ by David Kirkland photographer.

The small picinini sat in absolute wonderment watching the group of Huli wigmen apply their face paint. It can take several hours to complete the bilas (costume). The hats of human hair are assembled with feathers passed down from generation to generation before being secured. Then the woven belts are placed around their waist, the necklaces and ornaments are seated, before everyone sits down to apply the paint to their faces. An undercoat of white is followed by the yellow – possibly two coats – for which they have become famous. Then fine dots and lines are applied around the mouth, eye’s and nose. And finally, pig fat is generously applied to their bodies, leaves and inserted into their belts and checks are completed before the group parades out to the highly appreciative audience, Kundu drums in hand, ready to perform their traditional  Sing-Sing.

Nola is the Papua New Guinean with the striking features who’s holding the mask in this photo.

Photographic Limited Edition Print 1/25

Print only or Frame with acrylic glazing in choice of oak, black or white, or;

Printed on canvas with a box oak frame choice of oak, black or white. If prefer black or white box frame please add to order. Ready to hang.

A Certificate of Authenticity will be provided with each print (framed or unframed) order.

Larger and smaller sizes are also available. Please contact help@artloversaustralia.com.au to enquire.

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