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Lakatoi Legacy

Lakatoi Legacy

Regular price $550.00 AUD
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The Lakatoi is more than just a boat; it's a symbol of hope for the Papuan people. This artwork is a smaller version of a bigger painting I'm working on.

The Lakatoi was crafted by skilled hands to navigate rough seas during the Hiri trade. What amazes me is that this was done without modern technology. People used their knowledge and abilities to build these boats, relying on the wind and stars for travel and trade. The piece focuses on the Central Province, a place with a rich culture that has contributed a lot to Papua New Guinea. It's a nod to the people there and the debt we owe to them.

This artwork is a tribute to the Lakatoi and the craftsmanship behind it. It's a reminder of a time when people faced the challenges of the sea with determination. Even without fancy tools, they used their skills to build something special. This study captures the spirit of using nature to travel and exchange goods, a vital part of Papuan life.

In its simplicity, Lakatoi Legacy invites you to appreciate the deep connection between culture, strength, and the enduring legacy of a people who faced the seas with hope and expertise, leaving a lasting impact on Papua New Guinea's history

91cm(W) x 61cm(L)

Posca Pen, Sharpie, Charcoal, Acrylic, Varnish

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