National Geographic : 1955 Oct
© National Geographic Society + Egyptian-style Hood Contains Hair, Resin, and 40 Scarab Beetles Page 480: Shell on forehead is a bailer, so called because seashore dwellers use it to bail canoes. Green scarabs show beneath the hood's golden lattice. This painted warrior danced at a festival in Miramar valley, visited by the author on his way out of New Guinea. Kodachromes by E. Thomas Gilliard + Miramar Flute Players Patrol a Sing-sing to Placate Evil Spirits 4' Dancers admire a vivid ceremonial ornament lashed to a helmet of woven rattan. Once the owner has worn the towering gear to a special dance, he will leave it in the forest to guard an ancestor's grave. To touch it again means death.