Relating to the passing of a Tiwi person, the Pukamani pole (or Tutini) is a ceremonial carving/sculpture positioned around the grave site of the deceased that tells the story of, and celebrates, the person's life. The burial ceremonies of the Tiwi, based on the Pukamani of the mythical man Purrukapali are by far the most important events in ceremonial life. These ceremonies allow full expression of grief and provide at the same time a complete cultural outlet for philosophical beliefs, through music, art and dance.
|Title||Tutini (Pukamani Pole)and spear.|
|Size & Medium||60 x 60 cm ochre on canvas|
Old Jilamara Design Catalog No 21-180 Title Parlini Jilamara Artist DONNA BURAK Size & Medium 90 x 60 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
Catalog No 20-268 Title minga Artist DONNA BURAK Size & Medium 100 x 100 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
Bush yams. When the flower is gone from the muranga they (the old people) used to dig them up and make bread with them. When older people sing about kulama...