Papua New Guinea | Preparing the tattoo ink (charcoal and coconut oil). 1958 || ©Percy Cochrane

Papua New Guinea | Preparing the tattoo ink (charcoal and coconut oil). 1958 || ©Percy Cochrane

Yali girl hugs herself to keep warm in the cold morn- ing air. Highland rainforest village, Holuwan, Irian Jaya

Yali girl hugs herself to keep warm in the cold morn- ing air. Highland rainforest village, Holuwan, Irian Jaya

Woman of the traditional Dani tribe shows her amputated fingers in Wamena, West Papua, Indonesia. The primitive tribe still lives a very traditional existence, due to the remoteness of its location. The tribe were once famed as a head-hunting tribe and still demonstrate specific customs today, including the women cutting off segments of their fingers whenever a relative dies.

Woman of the traditional Dani tribe shows her amputated fingers in Wamena, West Papua, Indonesia. The primitive tribe still lives a very traditional existence, due to the remoteness of its location. The tribe were once famed as a head-hunting tribe and still demonstrate specific customs today, including the women cutting off segments of their fingers whenever a relative dies.

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