Xavier Wunupingu after Initiation (Dhapi) | Head On Photo Festival

Xavier Wunupingu after Initiation (Dhapi)

Photographer's Name: 
Liz Thompson

Xavier Wunupingu went through Initiation. His face has been ritually sprayed with paint, the sacred Sugar Bag Dreaming Design he had painted on him is almost erased and he is being returned to his female relatives by the Djunkay (guardians) responsible for his journey to manhood. He has been through Dhapi now: the sacredness is in there.

Festival Year: 
2014