The Journey Begins (diptych, I) by Ake LiangaThe Journey Begins (diptych, I) by Ake Lianga
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The Journey Begins (diptych, I)

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Click here to view the second piece of this set. "This diptych tells the story of the early people and their movement to a new island. It is believed that the shark, who is the keeper of the sea, guided the early people to the islands of their settlement. Prior to any journey, the travelers must pay their respects to the sea and the shark in order to provide them safe passage during their travels. The travelers will perform a ritual that shows the shark that they respect the waters and that they have their trust in him to show them the way. In return for the ritual, the travelers will receive the luck and protection of the sharks in the sea. The bird symbol in the sun is the Hornbill which is known for its great presence. Hornbill is also the name of the canoes in these pieces." -Ake Lianga

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Location Pacific Islands
Region Solomon Islands
Artist Ake Lianga
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2004
Dimensions 32.5" X 25.5" each, framed
Materials & Edition acrylic on paper

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