University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: George A. Corbin

Chachet Baining Art

In a Day and Night Dance Celebration at Walmatki Village on the Gazelle Peninsula, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea

By: George A. Corbin

The Chachet Baining people live in the northwestern area of the Gazelle Peninsula. They have long been known for their dra¬≠matic daytime dances with colossal bark-cloth display pieces, headdresses, and masks. At the time of first Western contact in the 1890s, the Chachet created the now extinct “hareiga” display pieces for use in a day […]