Tighten the drums self decoration among the Enga

"In the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea, the Enga people have developed the art of body decoration as a visual language. Using earth paints, tree oils, bird plumes, human hair, and a variety of plants, the Enga turn the body into a medium for an expressive and dramatic symbolism. This fil...

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Main Author: Owen, Chris
Corporate Authors: Documentary Educational Resources (Firm), Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies
Other Authors: Tokume, Johnbili
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Watertown, Mass. Documentary Educational Resources 2004, c2004
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"In the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea, the Enga people have developed the art of body decoration as a visual language. Using earth paints, tree oils, bird plumes, human hair, and a variety of plants, the Enga turn the body into a medium for an expressive and dramatic symbolism. This film shows the diverse forms of body art in both daily life and ritual in Enga village society"--Case
Item Description:Originally produced in 1975 and released in 1983
Physical Description:1 streaming video (44 min.)