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Laurie Nona Badu Art Centre Zugnurrpai artwork
Laurie Nona Badu Art Centre Zugnurrpai artwork

Zugnurrpai

by LAURIE NONA

Size: 80cm x 120cm

Category: Art Prints / Etchings

$550.00 (Incl GST)

This image of a turtle that is about to descend into the deep ocean after coming up for breath, encompasses the massage through traditional markings of Zugngurrpai – Initiation, the Process of teaching a Kaiin Kaz young man, is the responsibility of his Uncles. This knowledge of sea passed on to a Kaiin Kaz - young man, growing up in the Torres Strait is important in order to be classed as a man in his community, who will be classed as being capable of providing for his family in time to come. The Turtle and Dungal - dugong are integral parts of ceremonial totemic importance to our process of Zugngurrpai – Initiation.