Living in a remote mountain region of Papua New Guinea, as much as 7, feet above sea level, little is known about the Chimbu tribe.
Only first making contact with the Western world in , they have largely remained a mystery—making their skeletal body paint even more fascinating. Chimbu skeleton dancers prepare themselves for a Sing Sing by painting bones and skulls on their bodies.
Between 60 and tribes contribute to the festivities, including those who take part as skeleton dancers. Taking their name from the Pidgin word for a music party, a Sing Sing is a festival or gathering of various clans, tribes or villages in Papua New Guinea with the aim of sharing indigenous tradition and culture. Shatter Your Senses!
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