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Urrempere (Punisher)

Clinton Oliver Ampetyane
Mulga (Acacia aneura) with linseed oil
4.5 x 4 x 172.5 cm
Ltyentye Apurte Traditional Craft Centre


This urrempere (punisher) is a nice and soft wood to work on – desert oak, but it’s a young one. I like the wood, that’s why I went for this wood. I think it’s a pretty good wood for these type of punishers. I had to travel a bit hard to get this wood. Kele.

Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.

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