CAROL PURUNTATAMERI - 19-50

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). 

Catalog No 19-50
Title Yoi
Artist CAROL PURUNTATAMERI
Size & Medium 100 x 50 cm Ochre on Linen
Category Painting
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