Papua New Guinea: Huli Wigmen Warriors

Huli Wigmen is the most colorful tribe and they live in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. They have been living here for over 1000 years but only discovered by European explorers in 1935. Huli men are known as fierce warriors, decorating their bodies and faces with extremely bright paints and colors to intimidate the enemy. On top of that (literally), they wear elaborately decorated hats made of wigs of their own hair that they had grown when they were adolescents. The hats are decorated with birds of paradise furthers, and often each hat contains about a dozen worth of birds. Additional parakeets (often entire dried up birds) are involved. The outfits further include bone knifes, pig hair, while bird beaks, and musical pipes that they constantly play on while walking around.