This piece a decorative small scale Larrakitj. The larrakitj had its traditional use for the Yolŋu of North East Arnhem Land as an ossuary or bone container erected as a memorial to a dead kinsman up to a decade after death. Made from Stringybark and painted with earth pigments and recylced print toner.
Earth pigments and recycled print toner on Stringybark hollow pole
66 x 12cm
Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Northern Territory.
Meet the Artist
Ŋoŋu Ganambarr is a respected man of the Datiwuy clan and member of Buku-Larrnggay Mulka.