Tari meris wokim sampela kaukau by bobfoto

Tari meris wokim sampela kaukau

The Huliwomen are not to be trusted. They raise the pigs, they raise the crops, they EVEN BEAR children! How can a person be able to produce milk and feed pigs and little people, and they can grow corn and potato and and greens and they bleed on occasion and still work hard!?!?

At least the huliman knows about looking good and fighting.

The hulimen are sure that the women are indeed magical.

In the 1930s when the Leahy Brothers flew the first plane into the Highlands of New Guinea, the tribe that greeted the first white man, checked out the plane for female genitalia, they could not understand how such a flying beast could be pregnant with the faded white spirits of their forefathers. Surely this was the fault of women?

Here we see two magical Huliwomen tending to their sweet potato patch, the pillows of earth would migrate around the garden as the old crop would be composted into the mounds as the current crop was harvested. These pillows dot the Highlands' valleys and these appear as a verdant patchwork from the air above.

Photo taken 18 November 2006. Title reads Tari Women working sweet potato.
your words are so magical, and a fabulous shot Jason :)
November 2nd, 2012  
interesting!
November 2nd, 2012  
@luvthyclassics - Oh thank you Jesse, I hear you are still without power, but your family is safe and well. This is the main thing. Take care now.
November 2nd, 2012  
@jillmc - It gets even weirder... some old guy cast some spells on us at one stage, but you'll see that photo later. ;)
November 2nd, 2012  
So bright and colourful. I thought all women were magical?
November 2nd, 2012  
@onie - yeah but not all men are pretty...
November 2nd, 2012  
They have such long shovels so they must be very strong! "Salt of the Earth"!
November 2nd, 2012  
Great shot! Interesting narrative.
November 2nd, 2012  
Grass skirts and shovels that look like they came from Home Depot. Interesting photo and story, again.
November 2nd, 2012  
They don't look that strong but apparently they are strong in spirit, mind and body.
November 3rd, 2012  
@tthompsonca - they are resilient, but also nuggety in strength!

@rvwalker - Thanks Ross :)

@daisy - Thank you Kathryn.

@maggiemae - I wouldn't mess with them!
November 3rd, 2012  
No news here - I've known all along that women are magical ;). Love your story!
November 3rd, 2012  
@jannaellen - :D Thank you Janna, more Highland stories to come!
November 3rd, 2012  
They look magical to me!
November 3rd, 2012  
love that story jd! :) and of course the shot! :)
November 3rd, 2012  
@alia_801 - They sure are!

@agentzuckerguss - Thanks Katia, some more cool stories to come!
November 3rd, 2012  
I've never worked it out either.....
You are certainly telling a wondrous story this week, I'm enjoying it unfolding.
November 3rd, 2012  
@filsie65 - The Huli story continues until Thursday... they were amazing people to be with, their customs just so intense that I left mentally exhausted and frazzled!
November 3rd, 2012  
I wouldn't trust them
November 4th, 2012  
@houdiniem - point noted.
November 5th, 2012  
wow. so interesting and such a great vibrant colored shot! love reading all your stories.
November 8th, 2012  
@kdimagery - Thanks Kd :)
November 8th, 2012  
Well we all know that women are hard working and magical!
November 9th, 2012  
@kjarn - they what now?
November 9th, 2012  
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