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Papua New Guinea is a rich tapestry of cultural contrasts. The country is comprised of over 7000 cultural groups speaking around 800 languages. The traditional values and beliefs are distinct and unique to each local community. The richness of the culture is showcased through the traditional attire where faces are painted and elaborate colourful costumes are worn.

All Art is a gift of the Holy Spirit. When this light shines through the mind of a musician, it manifests itself in beautiful harmonies. Again, shining through the mind of a poet, it is seen in fine poetry and poetic prose. When the Light of the Sun of Truth inspires the mind of a painter, he produces marvelous pictures.

— ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, quoted in Lady Blomfield’s The Chosen Highway.

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