Gupapuyngu Daygurrgurr minytji (#452-18)

Hollow log, 173 x 20 cm, 2018
#452-18

The dashes in the top section of the Larrakitj represent the Wan’kurra (bandicoots) scratches on the Yindi (big) tree.  The triangular shape is Ganiny it represents the entery point of the honey bees hive. Ganiny belongs to  Gupapuyngu clan and is used as a motif on sacred Gupapuyngu objects during the Ngarra ceremony. The design on the lower section of the Larrakitj also represents Ganiny. The rrack depicts the honey bees hive as being full of Guku (honey).

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