We are happy to report that four carved wood fish from Maningrida in Australian's Northern Territory are on their way back to Australia.
These four carvings were the work Stephen Kawurlkku, a Ndjebbana man and Australian Aboriginal carver from Maningrida. Each carving is presented on a wooden base. The designs painted on the sides of the fish are based on traditional Aboriginal clan designs, known as 'rarrk".
They have been carved in a great art tradition of Maningrida, which is a small Aboriginal settlement on the Northern Coast of Australia, in what is known as ArnhemLand. When we were there and acquired these pieces, the only access from mainland Australia was by by small airplane.
This may explain why we see so few similar carvings in America.
Now an Australian buyer is adding these attractive carved fish to his collection.
We assume that this will not be his last visit to our web site at TribalWorks, where many more outstanding examples of authentic Australian Aboriginal art are available.