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Kuiku Garrkathamai Mabaig

by LAURIE NONA

Size: Paper Size: H650mm x L 600mm

Medium: Lino Print

Category: Original Artwork

$350.00 (Incl GST)

Kuiku Garrkathamai Mabiag – head hunter, Nui Wakinenu Sika - He stands in thought stares into time in trance, Nuidh Ya Thaiyan - He speaks and demands their heads, Nuidh thalmun Marril Salman - He summons the spirits of the enemy, they are now in his mind the walking dead, he fully believes with urgency that he will set his enemies free. They are already dead; he will now send them on their journey to the spiritual spirit land. Kuiku Garrkathamai Mabiag – Displays his bloodlines Totemic traits he possesses and uses in warfare. Depicting it in his Dhori - headdress the bulk power of a Dungal – Dugong, the agility and speed of a Wappi – fish, the camouflage and patient’s ability of a spiny stingray – Thupmul and the venomous killer strike of the Thabu – Snake. He is a head hunter in occupation; heads buy canoes; heads build warrior rank and then his name inflicts fear among the hunted this brings protection to his family.