Tribal Tribute

Men’s business and women’s business are two distinct things. Moiety ensured that they were two essential and interdependent parts that comprised the one tribe.  

Women are the leaders who gathered roots and berries. They have their own rituals around fertility with dance and art. The men are the hunters with rituals to train and mark the boys to celebrate reaching manhood.

Then the two groups amalgamate with a large corroboree to mark significant occasions. Where they display their dancing prowess to each other to traditional music with a feast around the campfire. Tribal markings painted on their bodies, wearing scant traditional gear they dance to illustrate their dreamtime stories.

word prompt – Moiety – 18.6.18

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