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Kakan (Original Painting)

Kakan (Original Painting)

Artist: Merindi Schrieber and Naurita Briscoe

Tribal Nation: Kuku Yalanji

Artwork Title: Kakan

Artwork Story: Kakan (Black Palm fibre) is used to create traditioal balji (dilly bags). This piece depicts the strong connections between water, rainforest and Bama (people of the land) of which Kakan cannot survive without all three elements. Muscle shells are used to clean the fibres and water prevents breakage during the weaving process

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Kakan Fibre hand printed on canvas

'Just as water is the giver of life to all, so it is to our plant kin'