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Tjapu bark painting

1942

This painting by Wonggu, the famous Tjapu clan leader and warrior, depicts a prau and the activities of Macassan fishermen who came to the northern coastline annually to collect trepang or bêche-de-mer.Explore this Object 
The artist, Wonggu, inherited the rights to paint these designs through his maternal grandmother, or mari.
Bark painting, Wonggu Mununggurr



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