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Malu Baywa

Malu Baywa


Size: Paper Size: W1200mm x L700mm

Medium: Monoprint

$2,200.00 (Incl GST)

The water spout - Malu Baywa the blue green image is of a masked spirit figure with designs representing wind inter-woven into him, spinning and spreading its arms up to the sky and leg together down to the sea below imitating the actions of a Malu Baywa which connects the sky to the water grabbing and pulling down and along with it the monsoon thunder storms bring heavy rains to region.

This occurrence comes to life when the North West trade winds blow in the Torres straits. Fish food are plentiful at this time of year, islanders know what fish and shell to collect where and when to go fishing.

Laurie Nona