Small Larrakitj


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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.

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Ŋoŋu Ganambarr

Ŋoŋu Ganambarr is a respected man of the Datiwuy clan and member of Buku-Larrnggay Mulka.

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