Jean Baptiste Apuatimi

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Jean Baptiste Apuatimi Tunga 2011
Ochre on linen
1210 x 800mm
$5670

A 'tunga' is a traditional Tiwi basket, used to carry food or water when out hunting or gathering bush tucker.

It is made by folding a piece of bark in half and sewing the edges together with pre-prepared 'bush string', which is usually made from the leaves of a pandanus tree. A small string carry handle is also attached.

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