Various Artists

Various Artists - Larrakitj Pole from Yirrkala

Larrakitj Pole from Yirrkala

Natural earth pigment on wood Wood  

Larrakitj are sculptures that originate as tree trunks in stringybark forests. Hollowed out by termites, trees selected for Larrakitj are usually harvested after the dry season fires. A cultural cycle begins as the trunks are smoothed and shaped until the surface is ready to be painted in ochres. Each completed Larrakitj, covered in iconic, clan-specific imagery, is an imposing presence.

PIN: VAR002AO

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