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||100 x 100 cm Ochre on Linen|
Tiwi name for Armband - worn when we dance at ceremony Catalog No 19-148 Title Pamajini Artist SUSAN WANJI WANJI Size & Medium 100 x 100 cm Ochre on Canvas...
Tiwi name for Crocodile and crocodile dance. Many Tiwi are handed down the dance (or dreaming) of the crocodile from their Fathers. Catalog No 19-140 Title Yirrikipayi and muputi. Artist...
when it dry season thats when they do burn out ..... Catalog No 19-133 Title kurmarakani (tiwi name for burn out ) Artist DECLAN APUATIMI Size & Medium 180 x...