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.

Dhakandjali

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Artwork Dhakandjali
larrakitj

H: 350cm W: 0cm

Dhakandjali is the name for this burial pole. It’s other name can be Dhupundji. read more

Marrakulu Larrakitj

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Artwork Marrakulu Larrakitj
larrakitj

H: 257cm W: 0cm

The painting on this larrakitj is about Wuyal, the ancestral sugarbag man, an important ancestor of the Marrakulu clan of North East Arnhem Land. read more

Dhudi Djapu

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Artwork Dhudi Djapu
larrakitj

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This work depicts early events during Ancestral (and present) times at Yalata close to the Dhudi-Djapu clan homeland of Dhuruputjpi(about three hours drive South West from Yirrkala). read more

Rulyapa

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Artwork Rulyapa
larrakitj

H: 375cm W: 0cm

This miny’tji represents Rulyapa, the rough saltwater country between Nhulunbuy and the large island of Dhambaliya, ballooning up from the secret depths, around the sacred rock Manhala, which can be a manifestation of Daymirri. read more

Marrau Miny’tji

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Artwork Marrau Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 157cm W: 0cm

This painted surface depicts country close to Raymangirr, on the coast of Arnhem Bay. read more

Wurran

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Artwork Wurran
larrakitj

H: 144cm W: 0cm

Mundukul at Barraltja

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Artwork Mundukul at Barraltja
larrakitj

H: 211cm W: 0cm

The Ancestral Lightning Snake is Mundukul. Its residence is an area of flood plain that drains into Blue Mud Bay close to the Dhalwau saltwater site of Garraparra. read more

Gudultja, Wawurritjpal

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Artwork Gudultja, Wawurritjpal
larrakitj

H: 210cm W: 0cm

A set of three rocks stand in the mouth of Trial Bay submerged either completely or partially within its waters. read more

Mana at Yalata and Lutumba

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Artwork Mana at Yalata and Lutumba
larrakitj

H: 225cm W: 0cm

Bandia is married to a Dhudi Djapu clansman Wuyal 2. read more

Wawurritjpal

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Artwork Wawurritjpal
larrakitj

H: 111cm W: 0cm

A set of three rocks stand in the mouth of Trial Bay submerged either completely or partially within its waters. read more

Mayawa

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Artwork Mayawa
larrakitj

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The painting on this log depicts Mayawa the Ancestral Frilled Neck Lizard a male mother-in-law to Wuyal the ‘Sugarbag man’. read more

Milurr

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Artwork Milurr
larrakitj

H: 215cm W: 0cm

The time referred to as the time before the first morning has the Dja’kawu (a man and his two sisters) leaving in a canoe to follow the morning star from their residence of Buralku, an island of ancestral dead. read more

{awurr

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Artwork {awurr
larrakitj

H: 241cm W: 0cm

This larrakitj is about Wuyal, the ancestral sugarbag man, an important ancestor of the Marrakulu clan of North East Arnhem Land. read more

Marparrarr Larrakitj

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Artwork Marparrarr Larrakitj
larrakitj

H: 182cm W: 0cm

Trial Bay is located between Caledon bay to the north and above the larger Blue Mud Bay on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria. read more

Marrau Miny’tji

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Artwork Marrau Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 193cm W: 0cm

This work was exhibited at Garawan’s first solo exhibition held at Niagara Galleries in Melbourne. read more

Warrukay

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Artwork Warrukay
larrakitj

H: 208cm W: 0cm

This Warrukay larrakitj was produced by Gunybi after his bench-marking sellout exhibition at Annandale Galleries Oct 2009. read more

Djapu Larrakitj

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Artwork Djapu Larrakitj
larrakitj

H: 215cm W: 0cm

Before the advent of modern transport and communications the heralding of a death within a group of Yolu to others took time. read more

Garrimala

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Artwork Garrimala
larrakitj

H: 155cm W: 0cm

This painting represents Garrimala, a billabong near the artist’s residence, the Dha`wau clan homeland at Gå]ga]. read more

Milngiyawuy - the Milky Way

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Artwork Milngiyawuy - the Milky Way
larrakitj

H: 278cm W: 0cm

Naminapu Maymuru-White began helping her fathers, Narritjin and Nanyin paint their bark paintings and sculptures in their bark shelter on the beach at Yirrkala in about 1964 when she was twelve years old. read more

Miliyawuy

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Artwork Miliyawuy
larrakitj

H: 256cm W: 0cm

Naminapu Maymuru-White began helping her fathers, Narritjin and Nanyin paint their bark paintings and sculptures in their bark shelter on the beach at Yirrkala in about 1964 when she was twelve years old. read more

Wayawu Dhurruputjpi

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Artwork Wayawu Dhurruputjpi
larrakitj

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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

Warrukay

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Artwork Warrukay
larrakitj

H: 198cm W: 0cm

This larrakitj identifies the reservoirs of the |aymil/Datiwuy clan. read more

Wukidi

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Artwork Wukidi
larrakitj

H: 248cm W: 0cm

An ancient tsunami brought tidal inundation to the inland mortuary site of Wukidi- the start of mortuary ceremony for Djapu, Dhudi Djapu, Marrakulu, Marrangu Wanapuyu and Dhapuyngu clans of North East Arnhem land. read more

Marrau Miny’tji

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Artwork Marrau Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 231cm W: 0cm

Garawan a Marrakulu clansman says that “Wayuga brought me up so I’m also adopted to the Marrau clan” The Marrakulu and Marrau are closely related clans through madayin (sacred clan mythologies and law). 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

Rirratjiu Larrakitj

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Artwork Rirratjiu Larrakitj
larrakitj

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Djalinda here has painted at the top and bottom of this larrakitj the sacred design for her mother’s country at Yalaara, the birthplace for the Dhuwa moiety. read more

Gurtha

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Artwork Gurtha
larrakitj

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The totemic significance of fire to the Yunupiu family of the Gumatj clan is paramount. read more

Rulyapa

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Artwork Rulyapa
larrakitj

H: 200cm W: 0cm

This miny’tji represents Rulyapa, the rough saltwater country between Nhulunbuy and the large island of Dhambaliya (Bremer Island), ballooning up from the secret depths, around the sacred rock Manhala, which can be a manifestation of Daymirri. read more

Minhala at Gangan

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Artwork Minhala at Gangan
larrakitj

H: 267cm W: 0cm

The Larrakitj had its traditional use for the Yolngu of North east Arnhem Land as an ossuary or bone container erected as a memorial to a dead kinsman up to a decade after death. read more