During ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of 'yoi' (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serve to act out the narrative of newly composed songs..Participants in these ceremonies are painted with turtiyanginari (the different natural ochre colours) in varying designs, transforming the dancers and, in some cases, providing protection against recognition by mapurtiti (spirits). These designs can be applied in different ways. Ochre is applied to the body and face. These significant artistic designs collectively are called 'Jilamara'.
|Size & Medium||120 x 80 cm Ochre on Canvas|
The Kulama design depicts this important ceremony of the Tiwi people; the dancers and singers create a circle and prepare the poisonous yam for eating, as indicated by the circles...
tiwi name for stars and lighting Catalog No 20-338 Title tapalinga and purmarilli Artist Crystal Bourke Size & Medium 75 x 50 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile...
Tiwi name for Fish or many fish. Catalog No 20-329 Title Muputi Artist Jacqueline Tipungwuti Size & Medium 110 x 60 cm Category Painting Artist Profile