Thought you might like to see some old photos from PNG (Papua New Guinea) where I grew up. As a family we left in 1982, but Mum and Dad went back again in the 90s for a short while. These photos are from that time.
Mum at the markets...note the hairdo of the seller. Mum is carrying a bilum.
Woman wearing meri blouse and laplap...ubiquitous.
Towels and fabrics in bright colours.
Woman making a bilum and selling wool to make them. Very modern...in the past they used tree bark.
Bilums for sale at the airport. Extremely strong used for carrying everything from food and clothes to firewood and babies! I have a few and will do a post on them sometime.
PNG was a lovely place to grow up and we have so many happy memories. Nowadays things are a little more dangerous but the general population are still as friendly and welcoming as ever.
I am grateful to have grown up amongst poverty. We, who had nothing according to Western standards, were the rich people! It certainly puts our world into perspective.
It certainly isn't how much we have that makes us happy!
Keep creating and showing your beauty to the world,