Maruku Arts Aboriginal Traditional 29cm Carved Bowl (Coolamon)

Unknown Anangu Artists

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Maruku Arts Aboriginal Traditional 29cm Carved Bowl (Coolamon)

Unknown Anangu Artists - Anangu only work on traditional carvings (punu) 
Pitjantjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra and Yankunytjara peoples of the central and western desert

Size:  19cm x 7cm x 4cm

Punu (the wood), the carvings of Anangu (Central and Western Desert Aboriginal people) have their beginnings in the Tjukurpa when the Creation Ancestors fashioned the first weapons and tools, setting down the laws and conventions of their design. Highly experienced craftsmen having grown up making traditional tools and weapons under the instruction of their fathers and grandfathers. The knowledge involved in this is inherited and passed on through the Tjukurpa or traditional Law. Inma or ceremony is one way in which this is done.

Desert women make a variety of wooden bowls frequently described as "coolamons"   These bowls are made from either sections of white gum,  mulga, and more commonly river red gum root.  Patterns are burnt into the wood using lengths of heated wire and although this is a relatively new innovation, the designs themselves are traditional being artistic interpretations of the landscape and stories learned by the craftswomen from early childhood

The wira is a smaller version of the piti or wooden bowl which is a traditional woman’s carrying vessel for food and water. It is used in many ways including as a ladle for collecting water and for digging with. Contemporary artists use walka, patterns burnt into the wood with wire heated on a wood fire.

100% handmade in Australia
No damage at all. Please look at the pictures as they are part of the description.

(RAART-PUNU-WIRA7)

SKU RAART-PUNU-WIRA7
Barcode # 2000000052052
Brand Maruku Arts
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Width 0.350m
Shipping Height 0.080m
Shipping Length 0.300m
Shipping Cubic 0.008400000m3

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