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The Art of Carbal | Authentic Indigenous Australian Artwork - Emu Hunt
The Art of Carbal | Authentic Indigenous Australian Artwork - Emu Hunt
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'Emu Hunt' by Uncle Colin Jones

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"This one is showing the Emu hunt and of course you have the circles, the life force of the land so it’s in a drier part of Australia with the colours of the red ochre and the browns.
 
And you can see the warriors there with their spears tracking the Emu. Now Emus are quite unique because the female lays the eggs and the male sits on the eggs and hatches the eggs. So when you’re hunting and you see an Emu with little chicks you know it’s always the male so you don’t spear the male you go and hunt the female because the male is going to bring up the next generation of and look after them.
 
Emus are very inquisitive, you can’t chase after an Emu, you’d never catch it. Now because they’re inquisitive, our people understood the environment, understood all of nature and understood all the animals – so they played along with that structure of what their weaknesses were.
 
So with the Emu, if a group of warriors come up and they see a group of Emus, the first thing they’ll do is make sign language, everybody drops down behind the little bushes and so forth, then one warrior will tie some branches on his back with a vine and he’ll get his throwing stick which is like a hook boomerang and he’ll put it up high above his head and then he’ll bend over and make the sound of the Emu, “oonm, oonm, oonm”. And the Emu gets interested and it turns around and it looks and then he’ll drop down and move back a little bit further and come up again and move the hook boomerang around and make the sound and move round like the Emu. All the time he’s enticing the Emus to follow him.
 
Meanwhile the other warriors behind the little bushers are hiding with their spears and their nulla nullas and so forth and so as the Emus come in closer they’ve got a better chance of catching the Emu and spearing it without running after it, wasting energy and time and that’s why we know the Emu is very inquisitive and we only hunt the female not the male because males got the young chicks."
 
- Uncle Colin Jones

 

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- Available in three sizes, artwork is commercially reproduced on a cotton-blend (non-archival) quality canvas using latex inks. 
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Photo prints are printed on A4-sized, high-quality Ilford Galerie Cotton Artist Textured 310GSM sheets. All photo prints come professionally mounted and framed on a sturdy A3-sized corkboard backing.

 

ALL PRICES INCLUDE FREE POSTAGE TO ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA

PLEASE ALLOW 14-21 DAYS FOR DELIVERY

Canvas Prints

- Available in three sizes, artwork is commercially reproduced on a cotton-blend (non-archival) quality canvas using latex inks. 
- Please note: Canvas prints are not stretched / mounted and are posted out rolled up in cylinder tubes to allow for safe delivery.
- Preview photos are indicative of approximate sizing only.
- All canvas prints are printed with an additional 50mm bleed to accommodate any framing and stretching.

Photo Prints

Photo prints are printed on A4-sized, high-quality Ilford Galerie Cotton Artist Textured 310GSM sheets. All photo prints come professionally mounted and framed on a sturdy A3-sized corkboard backing.