Yikwani is the Tiwi name for fire. An important tool in past and present Tiwi culture, fire is still used for cooking and warmth, especially during the cooler Dry Season nights. It is also used for burning off overgrown vegetation following the heavy 'Wet Season' rains (which covers the period of late Spring through to early Autumn), regenerating and encouraging new growth and aiding in hunting trips.
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Parlini Jilamara Catalog No 19-12 Title Parlini Jilamara Artist Alexandrina Kantilla Size & Medium 75 x 50 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
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,...
Tiwi name for Armband - worn when we dance at ceremony Catalog No 18-238 Title Pamajini and Pukamani pole Artist Petrina Puruntatameri Size & Medium 80 x 30 cm Ochre...