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Waru Kakurr Dhibadhib (Turtle egg Chest Plate)

by LAURIE NONA

Size: H64.5cm x L47cm

Category: Prints

$950.00 (Incl GST)

My image of a full-moon shaped Waru Kakurr Dhibadhib.

This Turtle Egg Chest Plates/Pendant, is made of pearl shell, these were worn by young warriors/Dancers, who had gone through initiation and the Mamoos (chief) would also have worn a Dhibadhib reflecting his rank.

These chest plates were made with engraved intricate imagery of the island and sea life representing identified family totems.

Laurie Nona