market women in kokopo
Photo and caption by Kiara Worth
sitting in the kokopo market in east new britain island in papua new guinea, two women sit side by side, leaning against a wooden pole structure of the market. while it appears that two pictures have been combined, the women are sitting alongside each other. the women on the left has a full face of 'maus-gras', the local term used for a 'beard'. it is not uncommon for women in the area to have beards, and despite their dark skin, blonde curly hair is the norm.
Location: Kokopo, Papua New Guinea