Sarawai II (Death Cloud)

$720.00

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Description

This is a trial proof of an etching plate that was later editioned in another state. As such it is unique and eminently collectable.

Sarawai is a cloud that forms like a mushroom over the top of an island, and marks a very sacred occurance. For hunters who are out on isolated parts of the reef who see this cloud over a certain island, and families at home, it is an indication of a death in that place below the cloud and calls for respect. Hunters would then come in on their canoes and head back to their homes to prepare for ceremonial funeral business. The cloud is for both men and women, each represented by the symbols in the print, and the heads coming out of the cloud. This is all that is allowed to be said about that cloud.

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Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 68 × 9 × 9 cm
Artist

Dennis Nona

Medium

Etching

Edition Size

Publishers Proof (one only)

Region

Torres Strait Islands

Image Size

Paper Size

Published

Studio

Basil Hall Editions, Darwin NT

Types

Prints

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