This design depicts the Kulama ceremony of the Tiwi people: the dancers and singers create a circle and prepare the poisonous yam for eating, as indicated by the circles in the painting. It is a celebration of life and food, the Kulama occurs at the end of the wet season.
|Size & Medium||75x50cm. Ochre on Linen|
Pwoja JilamaraDuring 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...
Catalog No 18-167 Title Murrakupuni Artist VIRGINIA GALLARLA Size & Medium 80 x 50 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
Catalog No 16-620 Title butterfly Artist VIRGINIA GALLARLA Size & Medium 90 x 70 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile