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
According to the Asmat tradition: "Fumeripits was the first being to exist on earth and he also created the first men ceremonial house.
Fumeripits would spend his days dancing along the beach but after a wile he grew tiered of being alone.
So he chopped down a number of trees carved them into human figures and placed them inside the jeu
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.
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.
This is how Fumerities made people from trees. And the first people were Asmat.