Yikwani is the Tiwi name for fire. An important tool in past and present Tiwi culture, fire is still used for cooking and warmth, especially during the cooler Dry Season nights. It is also used for burning off overgrown vegetation following the heavy 'Wet Season' rains (which covers the period of late Spring through to early Autumn), regenerating and encouraging new growth and aiding in hunting trips.
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Catalog No 16-528 Title jellyfish Artist VIRGINIA GALLARLA Size & Medium 90 x 70 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
Catalog No 18-232 Title letter stick Artist CAROL PURUNTATAMERI Size & Medium 120 x 80 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
Pupuni JilamaraDuring ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of â€˜yoiâ€™ (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serve to act out the narrative...