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.
|Title||Kulama Design with Ceremonial Fighting Sticks|
|Artist||REPPIE ANNE PAPAJUA (ORSTO)|
|Size & Medium||120 x 80 cm Ochre on Linen|
Catalog No 12rep321 Artist REPPIE ANNE PAPAJUA (ORSTO) Size & Medium 150 x 80 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
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