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  • 1. Contempororary Traditional Asmat culture part 2  The Asmat creation story; Fumerities   creation people from trees  By: Ricardo Gonzalez 2/1/20012 period 5 Culture and Geography Source:caglayan ph d emily The Asmat in heilbrunn timeline of art History new York the metropolitan museum of art 2000- http://www.metmuseum.org/toah.hd/asma/hd_asma.htm October 2004 Mr Ruben meza 2012
  • 2. According to the Asmat tradition: "Fumeripits was the first being to exist on earth and he also created the first men ceremonial house.
  • 3. Fumeripits would spend his days dancing along the beach but after a wile he grew tiered of being alone.
  • 4. So he chopped down a number of trees carved them into human figures and placed them inside the jeu
  • 5. However since the sculpture were inanimate fumeripts was still unhappy he then decided to create a drum and chopped down another tree hollowed out the center and stretched a piece of lizard skin over the top. 
  • 6. As he began to play the drum the human figures miraculously came to life there elbows came unstuck from there knees and they began to dance.
  • 7. This is how Fumerities made people from trees. And the first people were Asmat.