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WORKS BY LEADING ABORIGINAL, TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS AND WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Dennis NONA_Kusul_Torres Strait
N°: DN144

Artist: Dennis NONA

Title: Kusul

Art : Aboriginal

Community: Ile de Badu

Dimensions: L: 60 x H: 40 cm

Date: 2008

Medium: Etching
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ed./45Kusul are water containers made from coconut shells. They were sealed with a stopper usually made from coconut fibre which is called Muthai.The Torres Strait Islanders travelled long distances at sea for trading and battle so it was essential that they carried a plentiful supply of water.Two Kusul were joined by a fibre rope which was strung around the neck and tied at the waist when travelling on land where there was not a plentiful supply of water.Like most utilitarian utensils of this nature they were carved with motifs such as the turtles and dugongs seen on the Kusul in the print.
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  Some references:
Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Confluences à Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain les Abattoirs à Toulouse, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie de Vichy, Musée de la Musique, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Lille, Musée de Rochefort, Fondation Electricité de France, Fondation Colas, Banque Dexia ...

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