Starbucks Reserve - Papua New Guinea Roots #1

Illustration, Starbucks

Art Inspiration:

There are hundreds of ethnic groups indigenous to Papua New Guinea and the island nation is also considered one of the most culturally diverse in the world. People of the highlands engage in colorful local rituals that are called "sing sings". They paint themselves and wear colorful traditional headdresses made of feathers, pearl and animal skins to represent birds, trees or mountain spirits. The design focuses on the culture by representing a close in view of elements that come together to make a geometric style headdress or the elements of traditional ceremonial face paint.