Garrata story


Paintings from Garrata, an important homeland for the Dhamarrandji arm of the Djambarrpuyngu clan, feature the Mäna or ancestral Shark. The U-shaped object inside the shark is the liver, djukur (fat), which has great cultural significance. Also depicted is the Warrangul or stingray-barbed ceremonial spear. Mäna was speared and cut up at Garrata. The rarrk (cross-hatching) symbolises the current of the two waters meeting and forming one current.

56×38 cm | Cat. no: 20-334