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This print depicts the language name for one of the two tidal currents that flow in the treacherous waters of the Torres Strait. Guthat is the current that flows against the Waur (Southeast trade wind) and Kek (Westerly), making the sea very rough and dangerous during the full moon and late moon periods. Hunters take advantage of the Guthat to hunt and gather tools and materials. It causes the sea to clear up, making their pray visible and easy to seize while moving between hunting grounds. Seafarers on trading expeditions also prefer to travel between islands during Guthat, because the slow currents make it easy.
|Dimensions||30 × 9 × 9 cm|
Under the House of Art, Brisbane QLD
David Jones and Tadeusz Jacek Rybinski
Torres Strait Islands