© Ömie Artists 2010

Buriétö’e’ is an old Ömie word from the time of the ancestors. It is used to describe the phenomenal experience when a person is looking upon people as they dance in their barkcloths and the painted designs come alive with beauty during the dance movement. It is the very moment when the designs change creating an optical, dazzling effect that activates this powerful sensation, buriétö’e
– as explained by Albert Sirimi, Sahuoté clan law man