Malungu (From the Sea)

32 AT043
Alick Tipoti Kowbu Maril - (Canoe War Spirits) 2007
Linocut image, 730x2200mm paper
500x2000mm
$4500

In the Maluiligal language of Zenadh Kes, Kowbu Maril played a very important role in warfare. Warriors in a canoe would call upon their spiritual ancestors for guidance throughout their journey. Each member of a canoe would have their own spiritual figure to protect him. In this print the spiritual figures are hidden above the warriors in the canoe. The rest of the spiritual movements can only be explained in Kala Lagaw Ya (the language of the Western Torres Strait).

Edition Size: 45 Medium: Linocut Lino block Created: N / A, N/A on August, 2007 Published: Melbourne, VIC on October, 2007 Printer: Printer - Unknown Studio: N / A Paper: N / A Orientation: Landscape Paper Height: 730 mm ( 28.7" ) Paper Width: 2,200 mm ( 86.6" ) Image Height: 500 mm ( 19.7" ) Image Width: 2,000 mm ( 78.7" )

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