Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture part 2. "The Asmat Creation Story: Fumeripits creates People fr...
  <ul><li>According to asmat tradition:&quot;Fumeripits was the first being to exist on earth, and he also created the fir...
  <ul><li>&quot;Fumeripits would spend his days dancing along the beach, but after awhile grew tired of being alone.&quot;...
  <ul><li>&quot;So he chopped down a number of trees, carved them into human figures, and placed them inside the jeu.&quot...
  <ul><li>&quot;However since the sculptures were inanimate,Fumeripits was still unhappy.He then decided to create a drum,...
  <ul><li>&quot; As he began to play the drum, the human figures miraculously came to life, their elbows came unstuck from...
  <ul><li>This is how Fumeripits made people from trees.And the first people were Asmat. </li></ul>
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Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture Part 2

  1. 1.               Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture part 2. &quot;The Asmat Creation Story: Fumeripits creates People from Trees&quot; By: Julian Gomez, February 3, 2012 Period 6, Culture and Geography   Source: Cagyalan,Ph.D.Emily. &quot;The Asmat&quot; . In Helibrum Timeline of Art History.New York: The Metropolitian Museum of Art,2000-. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/asma/hd_asma.htm(October2004); and Mr.Ruben Meza,2012.                                     
  2. 2.   <ul><li>According to asmat tradition:&quot;Fumeripits was the first being to exist on earth, and he also created the first men's ceremonial house [called] a jeu.&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3.   <ul><li>&quot;Fumeripits would spend his days dancing along the beach, but after awhile grew tired of being alone.&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 4.   <ul><li>&quot;So he chopped down a number of trees, carved them into human figures, and placed them inside the jeu.&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5.   <ul><li>&quot;However since the sculptures were inanimate,Fumeripits was still unhappy.He then decided to create a drum, and chopped down another three, hollowed out the center, and stretched a piece of lizard skin over the top.&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 6.   <ul><li>&quot; As he began to play the drum, the human figures miraculously came to life, their elbows came unstuck from their knees, and they began to dance.&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7.   <ul><li>This is how Fumeripits made people from trees.And the first people were Asmat. </li></ul>

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