Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Melanesian Tapa

Melanesian Tapa from Madang, Papua New Guinea, 1984.
These could be found in the markets which were an alternative to Burns Philip, unless you were too posh. Saturday mornings, busy with vendors and PMVs: carvings, bilums, foods, bats, some fish, maybe a live owl.
Generally these were a happy people. Town life was an OK lifestyle, International School, thieves, clubs, dedicated experts doing the impossible in chasing up a cure for Malaria, or into linguistics in a country with umteen languages.

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