National Geographic : 1929 Sep
Photograph by R. K. Peck A PYGMY TAKES A SMOKE He wraps his tobacco in a bit of banana leaf and inserts it in this mammoth cigarette holder. He wears the rattan wrist protector (see, also, opposite page). Through the septum of the nose is thrust a bamboo plug, and through the skin of one nostril protrude the claws of a flying fox. From his ears hang quills of the cassowary and the plumage of that giant bird forms his headdress. His necklace is made of pigs' teeth. ,t Photograph by Dr. J.Jeswiet A PAINTED TROPHY OEAHEAD HUNT Skulls are much used in the arts and rites ofNew Guinea tribes. Not only the bones of enemies but also those ofdeceased relatives areem ployed for many purposes.Among some tribes awidow wears her departed husband's thigh bones asacollar around theneck oras"pan niers" about the waist. This skull ismounted onapost inapathway near the dubu at Miwa (seepage 294).