Mahudanoo'ee, mahu ane bios'e, hin'e baje ohu'o nyoni han'e. by Linda-Grace Savari (Majare)

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Mahudanoo'ee, mahu ane bios'e, hin'e baje ohu'o nyoni han'e. by Linda-Grace Savari (Majare)
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Catalog Number : 838750
Size : 75cm x 51cm
Medium : Natural Pigments On Nioge (barkcloth)
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Mahudanoo'ee, mahu ane bios'e, hin'e baje ohu'o nyoni han'e.

Pig’s tusks and teeth, fruit of the mustard plant and fern leaves.

Linda Grace has painted sor'e, Ömie tattoo designs taught to her by her mother-in-law Fate Savari (Isawdi). The "trees" are sprouting mahudan'e (pig's tusks) and mahu ane bios'e (pig's teeth). Pig's tusks and teeth are the traditional form of wealth for Ömie tribespeople and are often used for brideprice. Bare trees are erected in the village amoré (central danceground) to display the brdigeprice gifts for marriage ceremonies. The "trees" are also sprouting hin'e baje ohu'o han'e, the fruit of the mustard plant which are used to dip into the lime gourd and aids in the chewing of betelnut, a very important Ömie social custom know as hai'ue. Between the "trees" are repretitious lines representing nyoni han'e, fern leaves. The border or oriseegé (pathway) provides a compositional framework for the design.