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Gugu Zamiyak Dhibadhib (Owl Dancing Chrestplate)

by LAURIE NONA

Size: Paper size: H

Category: Prints

$270.00 (Incl GST)

This image of a Gugu Zamiyak Dhibadhib (Owl Dancing Chestplate) made from Pearl Shell is one showcasing a Dancer's or a Young warrior preparing for war's totem, the Gugu.

A young man would proudly wear this during traditional ceremony and performing traditional dancing in the village. This Dhibadhib being the shape of a crescent moon would show that the young men/warriors who wear it are not yet in rank and/or not yet being initiated.

Therefore the young warriors have not yet earned to wear the full moon shaped Dhibadhib.

Laurie Nona

2018