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.
|Artist||THECLA BERNADETTE PURUNTATAMERI|
|Size & Medium||180 x 120 cm Ochre on Canvas|
Pwoja JilamaraDuring 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...
Yinkiti (food) Catalog No 2114-99 Title 1 Artist THECLA BERNADETTE PURUNTATAMERI Size & Medium 70 x 100 cm Gouache on paper Category Painting Artist Profile