Wamud has depicted a Kinga (Saltwater Crocodile) and Namarnkol (Barramundi). The Kinga is a highly respected and feared animal that has significance as a food source and as a totem to many people. The crocodile is often painted with fish as it’s chief diet.
Kinga are estuarine reptiles and although described as ‘saltwater crocodiles’, are frequently found in billabongs and freshwater rivers throughout Western Arnhem Land. Namarnkol grow to extraordinary sizes and are excellent eating. They can be found in saltwater as well as freshwater billabongs and rivers.
This plate was created by Wamud in 2006 and was printed after his passing in 2009. The print has been authenticated with the Injalak Arts & Crafts Association Inc stamp on the back bottom left corner.
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