National Geographic : 1955 Oct
© National Geographic Society 4 Proud Parents Dress Small Daughter for Her Debut as a Dancer Father carries on his waistband the fur of the flying fox, an adornment permitted only to the successful head-hunter. He took a life 25 years ago at his initia tion into manhood. A criminal, war prisoner, weakling, or unwanted infant was the likely victim. Lo(uacnromes oy L. Inomas uilllara + Sepik Matrons Wear Their Finest as Baby Sitters at a Sing-sing Woman at left uses lime and ashes as her make-up. She covers her bald head with a hat of golden cuscus fur. Beads and shells veil the other. Both women served at a social affair where young men and women locked arms and danced in the manner of a chorus line.