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Chisel, 1972

Despite discouragement from European artefact buyers, who demanded what they considered to be 'authentic' work, Western Desert craftsmen ingeniously combined labour-saving European resources such as metal blades and copper wire with traditional materials such as spinifex grass resin and kangaroo sinew. This chisel was acquired from the artist, a renowned maker of wooden artefacts who was also one of the founding members of Papunya Tula Artists.

Paddy Tjangala


Wooden chisel.
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