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Baining Fire Dance

The ritual fire dance of the Bainings people
Series : Talkabout Australian Territories | Episode : 5 | Year : 1963 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Line of Papua New Guinean women from Gazelle Peninsula preparing for feast. CUs local produce of yams, taro, bananas laid out on palm fronds, pigs hanging from spits. Small naked boys, young men preparing elaborate costumes. VS men dancing in enormous headdresses, traditional night dance. MS man chanting with mouth wide open. Fire dancing. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 148571 | 2 mins 40 secs | 1960s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA - Restricted Access | B&W |