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.
|Artist||SUSAN WANJI WANJI|
|Size & Medium||160 x 100 cm Ochre on Linen|
During 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 of...
The Kulama design depicts this important ceremony of the Tiwi people; the dancers and singers create a circle and prepare the poisonous yam for eating, as indicated by the circles...
Tiwi name for Fish or many fish. Catalog No 20-175 Title Muputi Artist SUSAN WANJI WANJI Size & Medium 90 x 70 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile...