Sazi by Dennis NonaSazi by Dennis Nona
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This marine blue etching depicts the effect of Sazi in a sea lagoon. Sazi is a special root used by Torres Strait Islanders to intoxicate the fish so that a plentiful catch is easily available. The Sazi root is crushed and its liquid released into the sea lagoon or the inland swamps from where creeks and rivers form. In the swamp there are barramundi, mullet and prawns and in the lagoon there is a wide variety of fish. Sazi root is used especially for community feasting on ceremonial occasions.

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Location Australia
Region Torres Strait
Artist Dennis Nona
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created circa 2004
Dimensions 30" x 22 1/2"
Materials & Edition edition 99 etching

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