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)|
|Artist||REPPIE ANNE PAPAJUA (ORSTO)|
|Size & Medium||160 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...