painting in ochre, charcoal
and kaolin with natural binder.
Acquired personally at Nambara Art Center, Nhulunbuy, NT, Australia, ca. 1990
in traditional rarrk and iconography, on bark from
a eucalyptus tree, secured by sticks on each end.
"The Djan'kawu brother and two sisters travelled from spirit island Burralku, to Yalangbara on the east of Arnhemland, then North and West to Ramingining. As they traveled they marked the country, leaving behind waterholes, species, sites and sacred objects. The Djank'kawu made the country rich and fertile."
(b. ca.1935 - d.1999) is well-known to knowledgeble followers of Australian Aboriginal "bark" art. He was a winner of top honors in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award and is recognized as mastering the fine cross-hatching of Yirrkala people. His work also benefited from the help with the fine cross-hatching rrark by his wife, Nonggirrnga Marawili.
This work was done ca. 1989
Estimated Value FOB Fort Myers. FL US$1,500.00
exclusive of delivery cost.
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