MATILDA MALUJEWEL NONA | 'Aubau (Noni Fruit)' | Framed linocut

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Born: 1974

Language/s: Kala Lagaw Ya

Clan: TUPMUL (Spiny Ray)

Place of birth: Thursday Island 

"In the Torres Strait Islands, the Aubau (Noni Fruit) we use as traditional medicine. The leaves are used to treat diabetes & liver diseases whilst the fruit is consumed to treat sore throat & flu. This print signifies the health & wellbeing of my people and also represents a cleansing of the body, soul & mind." - Matilda Nona


Details: 2014, paper size 51cm x 80cm, image 62cm x 30cm, framed linocut