Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Mudh

Torres Strait Islander Art from Badu Island
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Size: Paper Size: 80cm x 90cm

Medium: Relief Lino Print

Category: Original Artwork

$583.00 (Incl GST)

My print which relates to our old peoples importance found in this fish, Gapu - Sucker Fish.

The Gapu was a fish used to catch turtles, dugong and big fish that it could attach to and be followed and captured.

This practise was made possible by a rope which a tiny bone hook attach and tied to the Gapu tail. This fish provided for islanders families in the times before.

The white spots represent the fishing at night with the Gapu would attach too a dugong or a turtle, they would emit light under water in the dark with no moon when islanders were out hunting.