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Giethalay Dhibadhib (Mud crab Chest Plate)

by LAURIE NONA

Size: Paper Size: H65cm x L47.5cm, Image size: H49.5cm x L18.5cm

Category: Prints

$750.00 (Incl GST)

This image of a crescent-moon shaped Giethalay Dhibadhib.

Mud-crab Chest Plates/Pendant, is made of pearl shell, these were worn by young warriors/Dancers, who had not gone through initiation a Dhibadhib reflecting his rank. These chest plates were made with engraved intricate imagery of the island and sea life representing identified family totems.

In this print I have a pendant worn on the chest that depict a Geithalay engraving completed within.

Laurie Nona

2018