The old People of owl dreaming have painted designs on their face around their eyes and our eyes when someone passes away and people are dancing at the goodbye ceremony- sending the spirit of the dead person back to their country where their ancestors have gone. We still do this when we are dancing and singing at the goodbye ceremony.
|Title||Jurrukukuni (Owl Eyes)|
|Artist||Lidwina (Nina) Tepomitari|
|Size & Medium||210 x 40 cm Ochre on Canvas|
Tiwi name for Fish or many fish. Catalog No 22-27 Title Muputi Artist Alexandrina Kantilla Size & Medium 90 x 60 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
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