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Siha'e, jö'o sor'e ohu'o taigu taigu'e (Fruit, uncurling fern fronds and leaf pattern)
2006

Medium
natural pigments on nioge (woman's barkcloth skirt)
Measurements
155.0 × 79.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Jiapa village, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
2007.388
Department
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
Description
The artist's interpretation of traditional iconography taught to her by her grandmothers, many of these designs were tattooed on the bodies of young people during seclusion to indicate when they emerged that they were initiated Ömie clan members.