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Title

Bagu

2022

Artist

Alison Murray

Australia

Language group: Girramay, East Cape region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Cardwell Queensland Australia
    Date
    2022
    Media categories
    Sculpture , Ceramic
    Materials used
    ceramic with glaze
    Dimensions
    47.0 x 15.0 x 6.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Mollie Douglas Bequest 2022
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    261.2022
    Copyright
    © Alison Murray
    Artist information
    Alison Murray

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    Art centre documentation for this work states:
    "Based on the traditional fire making implements of the Girringun rainforest Aboriginal people, the artists have created artworks made from clay, timber and string to evoke the spirit of the old people.

    Traditionally, the firesticks were made up of two parts, the Bagu (body) and Jiman (sticks). Bagu is normally made from the boogadilla (milky pine tree) and Jiman are made from either Jiman (scrub vine) or mudja (wild guava). The bagu form was predominately founded in the shape of a man.

    The spirit design was created with traditional clays and the ochre colours are magirra - yellow, gunggu – red, gaba – white and jillan – black charcoal usually applied with wallaby blood."