The Duk Duk society, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, 1920. Artist: Unknown
The Duk Duk society, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, 1920. Young men being initiated before they can marry. The Duk Duk is a secret society of the Tolai people of the Rabaul area of New Britain, the largest island of the Bismarck archipelago. The society has religious, political and social objectives and traditionally enforced law and order among the Tolai. Its members wear short bushy capes made from leaves and cone-shaped masks. A print from Customs of the World, Hutchinson and Company, 1920.
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