This Guy and his Patterned Skin by bobfoto

This Guy and his Patterned Skin

Take a close look... I have no idea what is going on, could this be some kind of scarification or a fungal infection? Whatever it is, it was only noticeable when looking through the photographs on the computer...

Need to ask one of my Bougainvillean friends what's going on?

Photo taken recently at the Mona Festival, Buka, Bougainville.
wow, that is an amazing pattern across his skin, how incredibly painful and time consuming if it is scarification and how amazingly symmetrical for a fungal condition
August 31st, 2014  
@lbmcshutter - maybe he fell asleep on the doona?
August 31st, 2014  
of course - that must be it! I am looking forward to learning more about this - if you do manage to get an answer
August 31st, 2014  
@lbmcshutter - I'm gonna research it.
August 31st, 2014  
You've got me interested now. Nice portrait.
August 31st, 2014  
The fact that it is where it is, will probably mean that these marks have great meaning!
August 31st, 2014  
WoW! that's fascinating! I truly hope it's not created by an infection / illness :(
August 31st, 2014  
@johnfalconer - you're not alone.

@maggiemae - I agree.

@lisatown - so do I.
August 31st, 2014  
Wow! That is so strange!
August 31st, 2014  
Oh, I do see! Best on black of course. Would be interested in answer if you get it.
August 31st, 2014  
Definitely ritual scarification. I've seen this before, but not sure where. Very interesting photo!
August 31st, 2014  
Another stunning one!
August 31st, 2014  
Great profile portrait:-)
August 31st, 2014  
@chris17 - isn't it?

@darylo - I'll see.

@juliedduncan - the detail and fineness is not what I've seen in scarring before.

@leananiemand - Thanks Leana :)

@carolmw - Thank you Carol.
August 31st, 2014  
@bobfoto No, usually it's much more prominent!
August 31st, 2014  
Terrific profile and what fine work in that scarification
September 1st, 2014  
@swilde - it is interesting!
September 1st, 2014  
it makes for an interesting texture to the skin.
September 1st, 2014  
@jsw0109 - it sure does... wonder if you inked him up, whether it would make an interesting print?
September 1st, 2014  
Wow, thats interesting!
November 15th, 2014  
@kjarn - it is intriguing. I want to go back to find out more!
November 15th, 2014  
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