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Meet this yupini.

This yupini is a woven figure that has been decorated with necklaces and a hat. It would have been held and made to dance in a special ceremony where boys learnt about sacred rituals.

Notice the small shells, feathers and seeds that have been used to decorate it.

Can you spot the echidna skull that has been made into a necklace?

Look at the expression of the yupini. Imagine he could come to life and talk to you. Describe what you think he would be like?

Invent a story about this yupini dancing and draw or write it here.