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“Crying Meri” in Mediapart Magazine, France

Crying Meri is featured in MEDIAPART magazine, France.

http://www.mediapart.fr/portfolios/femmes-battues-en-papouasie

The bride wears a crown of 100 kina notes (each worth about 50 USD) during the ceremony of the “bride price.” The Papuan man must pay money to the bride’s parents before the wedding. Once man “bought” his wife, she fully belongs to him like a vehicle or any other thing and he could treat her the way he wants. Port Moresby, Hanuabada village, Papua New Guinea.

 

 

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