35mm slide (photographic)(colour)
- Museum number
Slide (colour); Kinden Kulam (in red jacket), a leader of Komblo tribe, orates in front of bamboo ‘money poles’ holding a payment being made to maternal kin in Omngar tribe. Wahgi people traditionally make life-cycle payments to their maternal kin, who are thought to have the power to affect the health and well-being of their sisters’ children. In this case, the payment is a large one, since Komblo Village Magistrate Ond Koi, on whose behalf the payment is being made, is an important man. Omngar recipients sit behind the poles, as the orator strides up and down, twirling an axe as Wahgi orators customarily do. Photograph taken June 28th 1980, Donaa, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea.
- Production date
- July 1980
Height: 2.40 centimetres (image)
Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
Width: 3.60 centimetres (image)
Width: 5 centimetres (mount)
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Photographs taken on during fieldwork to the Waghi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea between May 1979 and August 1981.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 55.17 JUL 80M2 (O'Hanlon Number)