Papua New Guinea: The Fire Dance
When a person dies, or to celebrate a harvest or important visit, The Baining tribesmen go to make masks that represent the spirit of the forest which their ancestors have seen in caves in the jungle. A great fire is lit in the village. Dancers wearing the masks come and dance around the fire and jump on the embers to show they are more powerful than nature, stronger than the flames.
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