Four Great Whites (print) by Ake LiangaFour Great Whites (print) by Ake Lianga
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Four Great Whites (print)

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"There is a legend that tells of four great white sharks which guard the four corners of the island. It begins with a tribe which is seeking a new island to live on. They are guided by these four great white sharks to this island, where the tribe makes their new home. These sharks continue to live around this island and through many generations, the sharks provide guidance and protection. In particular, the sharks were known for the ability to protect their territory and the tribe during the times of headhunting and raiding. The turtles hold the peace within the waters and the birds show the location of new land. The symbol in the center of the piece represents a piece of traditional Solomon Islands shell money which the islanders would offer to the sharks during shark-calling ceremonies." - Ake Lianga

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Location Pacific Islands
Region Solomon Islands
Artist Ake Lianga
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2004
Dimensions 22" X 22"
Materials & Edition serigraph edition 50

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