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.

Garrimala

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Artwork Garrimala
larrakitj

H: 210cm W: 0cm

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

Mundukul

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Artwork Mundukul
larrakitj

H: 189cm W: 0cm

Baraltja is the residence of Burrut’tji the lightning serpent. read more

Baypia at Gangan

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Artwork Baypia at Gangan
larrakitj

H: 237cm W: 0cm

Gå]ga] is where the Dhalwau have established their homeland centre, inland from the mid coast of Blue Mud Bay on the Gulutji River. read more

Buyku

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Artwork Buyku
larrakitj

H: 305cm 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

Yathikpa

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Artwork Yathikpa
larrakitj

H: 0cm W: 0cm

This painting is set in the ocean waters in the Yathikpa region, near Blue Mud Bay. read more

Dha`wau Gapu

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Artwork Dha`wau Gapu
larrakitj

H: 225cm W: 0cm

A sacred expanse of water behind the Gå]ga] outstation where this `arrakitj was produced is referred to as Gulutji. read more

Madarrpa Larrakitj

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Artwork Madarrpa Larrakitj
larrakitj

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This is the third major work by the son of famous Madarrpa artist Marrirra (1988 Barunga Statement)Before the advent of modern communications, transport and rather static community living the bone remains of Yolu dead were after time placed in Larrakitj (hollow logs) as the final of mortuary rites. read more

Galpu

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Artwork Galpu
larrakitj

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Malirri is the name for the Galpu Larrakitj. Wititj is depicted here at Garrimala (near Gangan). read more

Garrimala

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Artwork Garrimala
larrakitj

H: 272cm W: 0cm

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

Marrau Miny’tji

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Artwork Marrau Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 229cm W: 0cm

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

Yukuwa

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Artwork Yukuwa
larrakitj

H: 150cm W: 0cm

Dhalwau Larrakitj

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Artwork Dhalwau Larrakitj
larrakitj

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Before the advent of modern communications, transport and rather static community living the bone remains of Yolu dead were after time placed in Larrakitj (memorial poles) as the finale of mortuary rites. read more

Buyku

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Artwork Buyku
larrakitj

H: 276cm 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

Yanawal

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Artwork Yanawal
larrakitj

H: 209cm W: 0cm

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

Dha`wau Larrakitj

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Artwork Dha`wau Larrakitj
larrakitj

H: 194cm W: 0cm

A sacred expanse of water behind the Gå]ga] outstation where this larrakitj was produced is referred to as Gulutji. read more

Burru=tji

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Artwork Burru=tji
larrakitj

H: 157cm W: 0cm

This painting is by the sister of high profile artist and ceremonial leader Djambawa Marawili. read more

YALATA

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Artwork YALATA
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: 259cm 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

Birrkuda

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Artwork Birrkuda
larrakitj

H: 0cm W: 0cm

In country that edges into Dhudi Djapu clan land on this estate is country associated with Dhalwau clan lore. read more

Garrimala

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Artwork Garrimala
larrakitj

H: 239cm W: 0cm

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

Yanawal

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Artwork Yanawal
larrakitj

H: 216cm 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

Marrau Miny’tji

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Artwork Marrau Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 197cm W: 0cm

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

Buyku

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Artwork Buyku
larrakitj

H: 0cm 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

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

Gudultja

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Artwork Gudultja
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

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

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

Baraltja

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Artwork Baraltja
larrakitj

H: 227cm W: 0cm

The painting on this larrakitj depicts Baraltja, a flood plains area and home of Mundukul the Lightning Snake. read more

Muurru (rough)

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Artwork Muurru (rough)
larrakitj

H: 134cm W: 0cm

This painting uses the sacred clan design which denotes the Yirritja moiety Magalili clan identity in a non-figurative way. read more

Dha`wau Gapu

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Artwork Dha`wau Gapu
larrakitj

H: 206cm W: 0cm

A sacred expanse of water behind the Gå]ga] outstation where this `arrakitj was produced is referred to as Gulutji. read more