Skull Art in Papua New Guinea

Location:Papua New Guinea
Subject:Art, warfare, headhunting, social life and customs
Length:28 minutes
Format:1/2-inch video, DVD
Year Released:2000
Director:Sabine Jell-Bahlsen
Producer:Sabine Jell-Bahlsen
Distributor:Documentary Educational Resources (DER),University of California Extension, Center for Media and Independent Learning
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 18757
Description:Because of it association with banned practices of tribal warfare and headhunting, skull art has become rare. Video shows the work of master practitioner Adam Kone from the Sepik. The art involves molding and painting a skull-portrait. A skull-portrait commemorates an initiate’s first kill.
Record No:2805
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