Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Mudh

Torres Strait Islander Art from Badu Island
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Weldon Matasia, Torres Strait



Medium: Relief Lino Print

Category: Original Artwork

$350.00 (Incl GST)

The ‘Kaiarr’ which is now known as the ‘Torres Strait Tropical Rock Lobster’ is the second most valuable commercial fishery in Torres Strait and very important to many Torres Strait Islanders. The Tropical Rock Lobster has been given the name because of its significant bright colours that make them so attractive under water.

As you can see in my print the representation of the Lobster signifies Land-Sea-Wind & Sun. For generation the knowledge has been passed down to us by our fathers, grandfathers and forefathers, the cray as been one the main source of income for fisherman, but its also a wonderful thing to eat. Crays have poison sacks inside of them so you could have to know how eat it or you fall ill.It’s teachings like this we are most grateful for the handed down of knowledge and skill for this unique sea animals.