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The Baining, including the Qaqet, are famous for their spectacular Fire Dances and Spear Dances dances that feature in all travel guides to Papua New Guinea, and that are performed at national and regional festivals such as the annual East New Britain Mask Festival.

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  • Fire Dancers lining up before the men’s bamboo orchestra.
  • Ningum Fire Dancers.
  • Ningum and Langika Fire Dancers.
  • A Langika Fire Dancer.
  • Tying the rope that will hold the spear to the back of the Spear Dancer.
  • Fastening the rosette and shaft for a Spear Dancer.
  • Spear Dancers lining up.
  • The women’s bamboo orchestra accompanying the Spear Dancers.