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Angela Torenbeek, Moa Arts, Weaving work, Moa Island, Torres Strait
Angela Torenbeek, Moa Arts, Weaving work, Moa Island, Torres Strait

Nguzu Tha-th

by Angela Torenbeek

Size: 33cm (H) x 39cm (W) x 26cm (D)

Medium: Weaving

$1,850.00 (Incl GST)

'Nguzu Tha-th' translates to 'My Papa' in Kala Lagau Ya, the predominant language of the Western Isles of the Torres Strait. In the Eastern Islands the term would be Kara Ab. My Father was a clever man, a diver and a ships' Captain, who like to dance and have a drink. He was 'papa' to 13 children and although he wasn't strict he did teach his children to obey. He captained many boats, diving for Trocus and pearl and once sufferred from the bends. He could navigate from Cairns to St Paul's simply by using the stars. This peice is my papa.