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pubic tassle

anhth
amin
ngamin
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Pakanh


Pubic tassle, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH]. The Australian 50 cent coin, roughly 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.


Pubic tassle, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH]. The Australian 50 cent coin, roughly 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.


Pubic tassle, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH].

The pubic tassle is a traditional ritual clothing worn by women around their public region. It is fashioned from string. In some cases balls of tree resin are fastened to the end of the strings on a pubic tassle for ornamentation. (See the third image below.)

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