Narapela Sing-sing piksa bilong Popondetta. by bobfoto

Narapela Sing-sing piksa bilong Popondetta.

This time, the shot is not so crowded, but I continued to try to capture the atmosphere. It is quite a large Sing-sing group and they rotate two groups in what could be described as a rudimentary figure 8.

In this shot you can see the feathers and the shells and beads a lot clearer but you can also see the Tapa Cloth which denotes this group as coming from the Oro Province of PNG. Tapa Cloth is a bark from a tree which is pounded and folded and pounded and folded and pounded and then stained with dyes from leaves from other trees.

I'm catching up...

Photo taken 26 July 2008. Title reads: Another Sing-sing from Popondetta.

Over at The Seven, another scan for your viewing pleasure: http://365project.org/theseven/365/2012-07-17
the headbands are so beautiful. and the way they make the cloth is simply amazing. we would love to be so talented.
July 16th, 2012  
Nice.

Fave. I can't tell you why, it's just hitting me right at the moment. I really like what you've done with this one. If that makes sense?
July 16th, 2012  
Another fantastic shot. If I worked for National Geographics Mag, I'd hire you!
July 16th, 2012  
@catsmeowb - It is an amazing culture... I really don't have any more words for it.

@webfoot - Thanks Paul, I'm happy that you like it, thanks!
July 16th, 2012  
@boatpainter - Oh thank you Janet... you ummm don't work for them do you?
July 16th, 2012  
Another superb image ... Well done mate these are world class
July 16th, 2012  
Great depth and saturation of subtle colors and tones. It feels real, so much more engaging than an artificially super saturated, manipulated shot. I feel this is what I would see if I were there. Fav
July 16th, 2012  
Every time I stop by and check out your project I am always so amazed by your work! This is a stunning capture! Love those colors and the mood you've captured! Awesome! Fav!
July 16th, 2012  
There is not a single day when your photos don't bring me joy or to a new place.
July 16th, 2012  
PS - FAV!
July 16th, 2012  
Brilliant capture,amazing detail Faved!!
July 16th, 2012  
Excellent photo Jason , outstanding capture love all the necklaces and the head wear what remarkable colours.
July 16th, 2012  
awesome
July 16th, 2012  
Love their concentration, everything about this begs to tell a story.
(IS dynamite always orange with 'tnt' on it or is that just cartoons???!)
July 16th, 2012  
Love this. Favd
July 16th, 2012  
this is so amazing........and what a celebration!!......a fav!
July 17th, 2012  
This is a perfect capture of a sing sing, from my memory and encapsulates everything I used to love about them: the elaborate regalia, the intense concentration, the beauty and the awe I used to feel watching and listening. Definite fav. for me both for the way you've captured the atmosphere and colour and for the memories it provokes. Also love the glimpse of tapa cloth. We 'smuggled' some back with us decades ago but it eventually disintegrated during our many moves back in Australia.
July 17th, 2012  
Love this
July 17th, 2012  
Great capture of an amazing subject. They all look spectacular. fav
July 17th, 2012  
Great capture. The details are superb. A fav
July 17th, 2012  
Fabulous details
July 17th, 2012  
Beautiful shot!
July 17th, 2012  
@steveh @robv @orangecrush @gerry @tonydebont - Thanks Guys, I really appreciate it! Cheers!

@swguevin - Thank you Sheila. Thank you.

@carolmw @helenw2 @michelleyoung @mjmaven - Why thanks ladies and thankyouthankyouthankyou for the faves!!! :D

@filsie65 - cartoons.... I think.

@girlie - I have some "tapa" like cloth made from a similar tree from a tribe in West Papua, that has some cool art work painted on it. I had them framed in Moresby and they now hang proudly in my home. I am glad I could bring back some memories for you Robin. Thank you.

@beckys @daisy @swilde @mandyj92 - Thanks Ladies, thank you. :D
July 17th, 2012  
Very cool ornamentals and decorations.
July 17th, 2012  
woooooyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
July 17th, 2012  
Ira
Fantastic! And thus a fav.
July 18th, 2012  
Lyn
Oh, my.. .what a wonderful photo. . .so many of these look like they are right out of National Geographic, except BETTER! The headdresses, clothing, beading and everything else. . .just an amazing capture. FAV.
July 18th, 2012  
@kjarn - Oh they love their bilas!

@houdiniem - Oh yeah!

@ira - Oh thankyouthankyouthankyou Ira!

@lyno - Cheers Lyn, thank you very much!
July 19th, 2012  
love those headdresses.
August 30th, 2012  
@hellcat - the one on the left is awesome with all the small parrot feathers!
August 30th, 2012  
Yeah, I really liked how it appeared to be a ring of fire or sun rays crowning her (?) head.
August 30th, 2012  
@hellcat - yes she is a young lady.
August 30th, 2012  
whoosh... features looked feminine but you never know... she looks to be related to the girl next to her, if you were to ask me.
August 30th, 2012  
@hellcat - I would agree.
August 30th, 2012  
It's like passing a test....
August 30th, 2012  
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