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Colorful feathers adorn the headdress of this woman from the Keltiga village in the highlands of central Papua New Guinea. Entire dried Lorakeet birds - feet and all - stick up from her nearly 4 foot (1.2 m) tall headdress. Other feathers come from a variety of exotic Birds of Paradise - including the finch-sized King of Saxony species which grows two 2 foot (60 cm) long feathers from the back of its head. The woman's necklaces are made from beads and shells - until recently the currency used by many New Guinea tribes.

Woman with Bird of Paradise Headdress (Papua New Guinea) by Raymond Paynter
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