Huli

Huli

The Huli are an indigenous people that live in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. They number over 65,000 and have been living in the area for at least 600 years. They speak Huli, Tok Pisin, and English.

The Huli people are famous for their elaborate and colorful dress. They are proud warriors that have great reverence for birds, imitating them in ceremonial dances and decorating their wigs, woven from human hair, with feathers, flowers, and cuscus fur. Everlasting daisies are especially cultivated for use in the wigs while their faces are painted with yellow ochre.

Clans have a strong and intricate social system. Ceremonial rituals are strongly observed, and men and women can still be seen wearing traditional dress, tending their gardens and pigs and building their bush material huts.

 

JOURNEYS trips that include the Huli tribe:

Mt. Hagen Show Tour Panorama

Mt. Hagen Show Tour Vista

Sepik Highlands Odyssey

Goroka Show Tour and Highlands Journey

Classic Goroka Show Tour

 

Information based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huli