bantimita matarakal – message stick

Ochre Earth Pigments on Linen
61.5cm x 61.5cm


bantimita matarakal – message stick
Our bantimita matarakal were used for passing information and sometimes invitations to neighbouring clan groups as a transmission of messages. These objects played an important part in communication across our vast land. We have many different languages and our symbols, body language, hand gestures and eye contact are many ways we connected.