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 newly composed songs..Participants in these ceremonies are painted with turtiyanginari (the different natural ochre colours) in varying designs, transforming the dancers and, in some cases, providing protection against recognition by mapurtiti (spirits). These designs can be applied in different ways. Ochre is applied to the body and face. These significant artistic designs collectively are called 'Jilamara'.
|Artist||THECLA BERNADETTE PURUNTATAMERI|
|Size & Medium||90 x 70 cm Ochre on Canvas|
mud mussel Catalog No 21-163 Title jurrakaringa Artist THECLA BERNADETTE PURUNTATAMERI Size & Medium 90 x 70 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile