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Bantimita - Message Stick series 2

This artwork is symbolic of Aboriginal message sticks, depicted by the divided carved areas of the (3) main sections of the work. Message sticks were commonly used by our ancestors as one means of communicating between different Aboriginal tribes and nations. Messages were painted and inscribed on a stick, which was then transported by hand. One who carried the message stick was traditionally granted safe and protected entry to other nation's territory. The messages inscribed on the stick (by painting, carving, burning etc) were primarily "prompts" for the messenger so that the message would be conveyed consistently to each different nation's elders. Typical messages would be announcements of ceremonies, disputes, invitations, warnings, meetings, events and happenings.

Size: 600 x 600 mm

Medium: Mixed medium on premium stretched canvas with hanging hooks and wire.

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