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)|
|Size & Medium||100 x 100 cm Ochre on Linen|
Tiwi name for Armband - worn when we dance at ceremony Catalog No 17-352 Title Pamajini Artist WINNIFRED PURUNTATAMERI Size & Medium 120 x 80 cm Ochre on Canvas Category...
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...
Tapalinga is the Tiwi name for the stars in the sky. Catalog No 18-197 Title Tapalinga (Stars) Artist VIRGINIA GALLARLA Size & Medium 120 x 80 cm Ochre on Canvas...