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aiona tala gaidan badu art centre popha thaiyarn lino print

Popha Thaiyarn (Drift Hunting)

by Aiona Tala Gaidan

Size: 56cm x 38cm

Medium: Lino-print

Category: Art Prints / Etchings

$200.00 (Incl GST)

This artwork, Popha Thaiyarn (Drift Hunting) is about initiation into manhood.

When you turn 18 years old, you go through traditional practice by getting your facial hear saved by your wadthuwum (uncle). Then you get taken out to hunt for your first dugong and turtle at the end of the day, you are a man and you have been handed the traditional practice to provide for your family.

Aiona Gaidan

2011