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Obohutaigue (Tree bark - Sahuote clan tattoo design)

natural pigments on nioge (woman's barkcloth skirt)
155.7 × 77.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Budo village, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2006
© the artist
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The painting depicts bark of trees that grow beside the rivers in Ömie territory. Today, members of all clans sometimes weave this design into the waist and arm bands. The design belongs to the Sahuote clan.