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Pakup Yallandar (Fire Stick Plant)

Medium: Acrylic on Linen

Dimensions: 1200mm x 800mm

$4,000.00 inc. GST



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The lines tell a landscape, and you can see the horizon pretty quickly.

Its called Fire Stick because that’s what it is…a Fire Stick or Pakup Yallandar. These were used either together or with another piece of hardwood timber to start a fire. You would rub the sticks like a saw or drill, and after some friction and blowing on the char, it would glow, and you would have a fire.

The Fire Stick is significant to aboriginal people because it sparked light, warmth, and food, which means life. There are a lot easier ways now though.