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Kamusi Short Dware Singsing Group Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province

Kamusi Short Dware Singsing Group Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province - Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea

Kamusi Short Dware Singsing Group Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province – Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea

It seems in this tribe that the young boys go through a premature aging process. Perhaps this is done as a way to make a child warrior look more experienced and fearsome, but I must admit it was also slightly comical. (Of course it would be less amusing if spears were being pointed in my direction.)

Kamusi Short Dware Singsing Group Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province - Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea

Kamusi Short Dware Singsing Group Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province – Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea

It appears that each boy has the middle of his head shaved to give a bald spot, and then this hair is mixed with glue and applied to the face to give beards, or Wolverine style sideburns.

Kamusi Short Dware Singsing Group Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province - Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea

Kamusi Short Dware Singsing Group Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province – Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea

Some boys seemed to love the new look, others were decidedly less sure.

Kamusi Short Dware Singsing Group Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province - Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea

Kamusi Short Dware Singsing Group Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province – Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea

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