Pularti means breast. If a womans baby he passed away she paints her breasts in such a way to show her loss. It represents her breast milk. The mother that has lost her son has this design painted on her breasts and puts on armbands and a headband (depicted) for the funeral ceremony.
|Artist||SUSAN WANJI WANJI|
|Size & Medium||150 x 80 cm Ochre on Canvas|
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