Larrakitj

A larrakitj is traditionally used as a coffin for the bones of a deceased. The hollow log then rots back into the earth and the bones return to rock. Although still a very significant ceremonial symbol for the Yolngu, the Larrakitj is now reffered to as a memorial pole.

The artsts still paints their clan design and remains true to Yolngu law.

The Larrakitj is seen to be a remarkable sculptural piece of art and is collected by both institutions and private collectors worldwide.

Wayawu Dhurruputjpi

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Artwork Wayawu Dhurruputjpi
larrakitj

H: 243cm W: 0cm

The designs on this pole are made by Baluka Maymuru, the undisputed ceremonial leader of the Magalili clan, at that clan’s heartland estate, Djarrakpi (far flung Cape Shield, Blue Mud Bay). read more

Magalili Larrakitj

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Artwork Magalili Larrakitj
larrakitj

H: 175cm W: 0cm

Baluka is the head man for the Magalili and resides at his beloved homeland Djarrakpi. read more

Djarrakpi

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Artwork Djarrakpi
larrakitj

H: 140cm W: 0cm

It was in the wangarr, ancestral time or ‘Everywhen’, when the Guwak men, Munuminya and Yikawaa, sitting under the shade of the sacred Marawili tree, instructed the ancestral koel cuckoo Guwak to lead the Magalili people to this new place they had established for them at Djarrakpi. read more

Gayitj

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Artwork Gayitj
larrakitj

H: 169cm W: 0cm

Baluka is the leader of the magalili clan. He has painted Maywundji, an area of Magalili country shared with the Munyuku clan. read more

Magalili Larrakitj

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Artwork Magalili Larrakitj
larrakitj

H: 318cm W: 0cm

Baluka is the head man for the Magalili and resides at his beloved homeland Djarrakpi. read more

Wayawu Dhurruputjpi

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Artwork Wayawu Dhurruputjpi
larrakitj

H: 0cm W: 0cm

The designs on this pole are made by Baluka Maymuru, the undisputed ceremonial leader of the Magalili clan, at that clan’s heartland estate, Djarrakpi (far flung Cape Shield, Blue Mud Bay). read more

Gayitj

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Artwork Gayitj
larrakitj

H: 89cm W: 0cm

Baluka is the leader of the magalili clan. He has painted Maywundji, an area of Magalili country shared with the Munyuku clan. read more

Magalili Larrakitj

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Artwork Magalili Larrakitj
larrakitj

H: 265cm W: 0cm

Baluka is the head man for the Magalili and resides at his beloved homeland Djarrakpi. read more

MA|GALILI Yothu Yindi Larrakitj

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Artwork MA|GALILI Yothu Yindi Larrakitj
larrakitj

H: 290cm W: 0cm

The designs on this pole are made by Baluka Maymuru at his clan’s heartland estate, Djarrakpi (far flung Cape Shield, Blue Mud Bay). read more