KERKAR LU. CONTEMPORARY ARTEFACTS OF THE TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS. Text and drawings by Lindsay Wilson

By: WILSON, Lindsay

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KERKAR LU. CONTEMPORARY ARTEFACTS OF THE TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS.   Text and drawings by Lindsay Wilson by WILSON, Lindsay
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Department of Education. Brisbane, Queensland. 1993. First Edition - ISBN-0-7242-4991-5;. pages xix + 187 pages including bibliography and index; Text fully illustrated by the author with 181 drawings and 58 plates in b/w and colour.; hardcover in pictorial dust jacket, protected; large format - 25cm x 31cm; owmer owner's inscription on inside of the back of the front endpaper opposite the small title page o/wise fine condition;. ISBN-0-7242-4991-5 - Extremely scarce. A beautifully produced book with 181 drawings and 58 plates covering the traditional and transitional material culture of the Torres Strait Islands. Most works shown are authored. All unsold new copies were withdrawn from retail sale shortly after release by the publisher. Few copies remain in the public domain. A profusely illustrated book, containing Lindsay Wilson's detailed drawings and description of Torres Strait Islander contemporary artifacts. In addition, colour and black and white photographs show significant aspects of Torres Strait Islander cultures. Four short biographies of craftspeople are presented in a full-colour section, and an overview of Torres Strait Islander life and art is contained in a second full colour section. Not only is Kerkar Lu an attractive presentation of the contemporary material cultures of Torres Strait, it is also a valuable reference book for Torres Strait Islanders as a record of their own cultures - cultures that can survive only is present and future generations value and nurture their own distinctive cultural heritage.

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