A Dibadib or pendant is made from pearlshell and is worn by men in battle, ceremonies and dance.
The crescent shaped dibadib indicates that the wearer has not yet become a initiated man. On becoming initiated the wearer is entitled to wear a full or circular dibadib.
The dugong depicted in the dibadib indicates that the wearer is a member of the dugong clan, one of the seven clans on the artist's island of Badu.
The figure shown in the print represents the wearer of dibadib.