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Thap Yongk by Mr Ngallametta Snr

Hand carved milkwood in the shape of an upturned tree, with four rectangular shaped roots extending from the top of a cylindrical trunk. Alternating horizontal stripes of hand painted white and red ochre decorate the full exterior. The red representing the reflection of the sun as it sets over the Gulf of Carpentaria and the white, the salt water of the shore.
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