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Totems, Torres Straits
Totems, Torres Straits

Awgadhal

by Aiona Tala Gaidan

Size: Paper Size: H1020cm x W80cm, Image Size: H72cm x W55cm

Medium: Relief Lino Print

Category: Original Artwork

$480.00 (Incl GST)

Awgadhal is our language term from totems or gods. Awgadhal is plural for Awgadh.

In this print, I show the main totems that I am connected to through inheritance.

The Koedal (crocodile) represents my ancestor originally from Mabuyag. The Thupmul (fileray), Umay (dog) and the Dhangal (dugong) represent my ancestors through my maternal side on Badhu Island.

The stars seen in the print depict my six siblings and myself. The four centred stars are my brothers and I. The other three stars are my sisters. The island seen in the back is Baadhu.