Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Mudh

Torres Strait Islander Art from Badu Island
Menu View your cart
Home / Artists / LAURIE NONA / Waru Zamiyak Dhibadhib (Turtle Dancing Chestplate)

Waru Zamiyak Dhibadhib (Turtle Dancing Chestplate)

by LAURIE NONA

Size: Paper SIze: H

Category: Prints

$270.00 (Incl GST)

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

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