The shining white disk proclaims him to be a man of some importance.
From the septum of his nose a green stone ornament is suspended, and,
having had the misfortune to break an ear-lobe, he can display but one
Men and women dance separately in Melanesia. The men wear feather-decked
headdresses and commonly carry sticks, which they wave to and fro and
raise or lower in the various movements of the dance. Music is provided
by drums, the dancers keeping up a monotonous chant