Kayimwagakimi Jilamara I

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Kayimwagakimi Jilamara I

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Artist: Raelene Lampuwatu Kerinauia
Edition of 40
Print size: 100(h) x 56(w)cm
Medium: Sugarlift & openbite etching

Price: $840 unframed
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Kayimwagakimi is the traditional Tiwi painting ‘comb’. Made from bloodwood or ironwood, it is about 15cm high with a single row of teeth. The comb is dabbed in ochre and applied to the painting surface resulting in a straight line of fine dots, a process which is repeated over and over. Kayimwagakimi and marlipinyini (a fine stick or pandanus frond chewed to form a brush) have largely been replaced by modern brushes but a handful of Tiwi still use traditional tools. Sugar liti and open-bite etching with chine colle, printed in black ink from one plate. Created during a workshop at Northern Editions in November 2005 with printmaker Dian Darmansjah, printed in 2006.