Hughie Ahwon

Rite of Passage - Hughie  Ahwon

Rite of Passage

Original Artwork Kimberley earth and mixed media  
100 x 50 cm


Here we see three brothers with their parents when the boys were young. Ngawah the Wunambul Wandjina is in the centre with a ceremonial headdress of feathers. The three boys will be put through tribal initiation, a rite of passage from boyhood to manhood. The ritual will bestow upon them the knowledge of song and dance, hunting and gathering skills, along with the lore of the land.


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