Don’t touch the do! Seriously. These guys spend years growing their hair to weave magical wigs that will last them a lifetime. No sex, some serious taboos, a strict diet and a whole lot of grooming go into growing a perfect head of hair. And what goes nicely with a beautiful hair style? Feathers and stick through their nice – obviously.
Tari Highlands, Papa new guinea
Tari lies at the end of the highland road past Mt Hagen. Most travellers fly here for the bird watching and to visit the wigman but you can catch the local PMVs (pickup trucks) if tribal fighting allows.
Written by Dean
Photography by Dean