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Kabarr (Queenfish)


Size: 63.5cm X 111cm

Medium: Paper

Category: Art Prints / Etchings

$550.00 (Incl GST)

The theme behind “Kabarr” is the importance of Queenfish in the culture and lives of Torres Straits Islander peoples and to honour and acknowledge the elders who have passed down important knowledge about the habits of this fish and its relations with other marine creatures to present generations.

The seasonal behavior of dugongs contained within the Queenfish image are characteristic indicators of the arrival of Queenfish in the Torres Straits; the abstract shapes represent a combination of ceremonial motifs and the communication of sacred knowledge over thousands of years that continues to be passed down today.