Murantingala & Tapalinga Murantingala is the name for the 'morning star', or the planet Venus. Throughout Tiwi history they have used this star as a compass point for navigation and guidance whilst travelling. Tapalinga is the general Tiwi term for a star, or group of stars in the night sky.
|Title||Murantingala & Tapalinga|
|Size & Medium||100 x 100 cm Ochre on Canvas|
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...
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...
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...