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Odunaige (Climbing vine with thorns and tendrils)

natural pigments on nioge (woman's barkcloth skirt)
163.0 × 112.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Budo village, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of David Baker, 2007
© 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 artist depicts Odunaige vines - when the odunege vine sway in the breeze, its small thorns latch onto surrounding vegetation and passersby. The odunege, once a key element of Ematé clan tattoos, has been adopted by members of the Ematé clan as an identifying insignia.