By Susan Cochrane
In the Torres Strait Islands there are no art schools and art galleries like on mainland Australia. Many cultural objects are created and enjoyed for local purposes. Dance costumes and accessories are among the most important and distinctive creations of Torres Strait Islander culture. Some of the earliest known examples are the magnificent articulated turtleshell masks, such as those collected by the 1898 Cambridge Expedition to the Torres Strait, which are acknowledged treasures of the Torres Strait people's cultural and artistic heritage.
Category: Mask tradition
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