Mantuwujini (Dugong) by Dorothy Fernando

Mantuwujini (Dugong) by Dorothy Fernando

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  • Artist: Dorothy Fernando
  • Title: Mantuwujini (Dugong)
  • Skin: Arinkuwula (Stone)
  • Size: 45 x 45cm
  • Medium: Natural Ochres on Canvas
  • Region: Tiwi
  • Art Centre: Jilamara Arts and Crafts

Known alternatively in English as sea cow, Mantuwujini are hunted with harpoon spears along the northern coast of the Tiwi Islands, found in areas sea grass, where they graze. A gentle and sadly endangered mammal, the animal is prized for it's tender rich flavoured meat and the fat produces oil which is reputed to be good for the hair.