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Koey Mokan

by JOSEPH AU

Size: 78cm x 96cm

Medium: Relief Lino Print

$400.00 (Incl GST)

This print called Koey Mokan talks about the big puffer fish. The mokan is used on the coconut plant to bear plenty fruits. It is placed on where the coconut leaves attached to the stem while the coconut is small.

The pattern inside the belly of the mokan represent coconut tree and plentiful of fruits.

The dog inside the mokan represent a dead dog. When I was small, my uncle use to tell me that the mokan was poisonous and it was used to kill wild dogs and the way they used the mokan was. The mokan would be roasted on coal and given to the dog to eat.