Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sing sing cacophony

This sing sing was held by workers at a friend's factory.





Around their ankles are seed pods that rattle when they move.

25 comments:

Mo said...

These are great shots.

quintarantino said...

Great ethnic photos.
Very nice colors.
As for the music was it that bad?

Old Wom Tigley said...

Jules did you join in with this Sing Sing and give then a Song Song?
Love the colours and the painted face.. Jane wears something similar to bed at night, says it dose her skin good...that an the cucumber slices on her eyes, lemon juice in her hair. Peach, Apple, and Mango made in a paste and used around her forehead, nose and chins (she as 3 now) It's like getting into bed with a fruit salad at times.

Annie said...

I'm thinking that fashion can take us to strange dress. Okay, okay, I know this isn't fashion, at least not today's fashion, but I couldn't help but ponder what fashion dictates for many of us.

Clueless in boston said...

Wonderful colors. It looks like it was a wonderful ceremony. I've never heard music from PNG, I guess I should check my public library's collection and see if they have any in their collection.

oldmanlincoln said...

Tom made me laugh and Jane would skin him.

I like your photo today and the costumes are really great.

Marcel said...

I was out of town for a week and Connie was posting on my site for me while I was gone. I’m just now getting time to visit your site to see what I missed. And as expected you have some very nice photos posted in the last week. I always enjoy your posts.

Marie said...

What beautiful photos, Jules. You and the place where you live really impress me!

lynn said...

Wonderful shots. What do the seeds around the ankles signify?

Donna said...

How beautiful!

Isadora said...

This is totally amazing to me that such things still exist. Thank you for sharing.

photowannabe said...

Beautiful people and I do love all the colors. Like the picture of all the legs. Great post.

Jules said...

Hi All

Tom - no my sing sing days are over!!!! Jane's facial concoction sounds good enough to eat!!!

Lyn - I don't think they signify anything - just extra noise and decoration!!

Clueless - PNG has a huge local modern music industry and some of the music is fabulous.
The music for these sings sings is usually more of a percussion occassion!!!

Jules said...

Annie - I do think this type of costume can inspire modern day designers. Maybe seed pods around ankles will be on the cat-walks of Paris this year!!!

dive said...

I LOVE the juxtaposition of traditional costumes with the shades and ghetto-blaster, Jules.
Wonderfully shot as always.

George Townboy said...

Fantastic!

M.Benaut said...

Great shots, Jules.
Better than going to Melbourne any day !!!

Chuckeroon said...

I love to see these "traditionals" wearing the "Ray Bans" as accessory to the feathers!

Squirrel said...

whoa --what nice color! I have a thing for seed pods, so I would definitely wear these anklets!

GMG said...

So they also have the «chocalho na canela» like the «morena from Angola»... Beautiful pictures!
Did you know that PNG is the country in the world with more languages spoken? 820? Does it make sense to you?
Have a cultural break at Blogtrotter. ;)
Enjoy!
Gil

imac said...

Love these photos really full of colour and movement there.

Steve Buser said...

Great color and detail

Kath_Coast said...

Hello
I came across your blog while trying to research some information on Dr Himson Mulas, who I understand was from that area of PNG.
Would you know anything about him?
My email is kathy@lexicon.net

Many Thanks
Kathy..

lv2scpbk said...

Great photos.

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