Koebu Giraral


Edition of 80
Linocut – Kaidaral
Image Size 45 x 29.5cm
Paper Size 57 x 38cm

Torres Strait Islander artist David Bosun interprets one aspect of his own cultural history – the head hunter – a pivotal social, ritual and economic activity which was once common throughout the Torres Strait. Heads that were acquired through warfare were used for trading for a variety of items and purposes between Cape York Aborigines, Torres Strait Islanders and the neighbouring river and coastal villagers of Papua New Guinea.