JOSEPHINE BURAK - 16-338

In this work the artist has depicted a quirky old Tiwi story about a man hunting in the shallows, whose leg is completely severed by the beak of a sawfish (tjirrtaka). He is able to make it back to camp with his now amputated leg. His family and friends decide they should have a ceremony for the now lifeless leg. So it is then buried and everyone dances and sings for the man's leg. Included in the ceremony is the now one legged man - who also dances for his lost limb!

Catalog No 16-338
Title Tjirrtaka
Artist JOSEPHINE BURAK
Size & Medium 90 x 60 cm Ochre on Canvas
Category Painting
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