WALL SHIELD SMALL WIDE - GUM LEAVES BOGONG MOTHS DESIGN
Wall Malgarr with Deberer Bogong Moths Design.
Traditionally malgarr ( shields ) were used with liyangayil ( fighting clubs)
for hand to hand combat with our enemies. I have replicated the shape of
these shields in my artwork.
Deberer the Bogong Moth were gathered in the high country by our
Liwik or Ancestors, during the Biderap or Dry season. They are a very
rich source of protein. Walert Ngarrak Wiybo or Mountain Pygmy-possums
wake up from hibernation in Dalulam Brak or Spring hungry for
nutritious Bogong Moths to eat.
Hand crafted in Australia from Australian Red Cedar timber.
All artefacts come with an information card. The card has information about the artist, artefact and design. All designs are based on traditional symbols from South East Australia.
Measurements: 550mm L x 155mm W x 20mm Deep Please note: Due to these items being handmade, these measurements are approximate only.
Shields come with a hanger attached to the back ( see photo ) to make
for easy hanging on your wall. Photo One shows front, Photo Two shows the back.