Patterns in Culture

Cultural elements as symbols are interpreted in the context of meaning systems.
They are parts of a pattern.

Dani Warriors during an Edai (victory) ceremony

This particular event is part of a pattern in Dani culture.
What other cultural elements would you have to investigate to construct the meaning of the ceremony in terms of Dani culture patterns?
Do you think that you would discover differences in Dani and Canadian patterns of commemorating war victories?

Example: The pattern of Dani warfare.