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||120 x 80 cm Ochre on Canvas|
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...
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...
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...