Yirrinkiri Jilamara



Artist: Pius Tipungwuti
Print size: 76(h) x 56(w)cm
Medium: Natural ochres on paper

Price: $720 unframed
Authenticity certificate provided upon sale


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This is a design from our Pukumani burial ceremonies: it is the pattern we paint on tutuni or grave posts. We have conductethese ceremonies for centuries, well before the Dutch first came to Melville Island 300 years ago. It is hard for us to imaginhow far those first Dutch sailors had to travel to get here, but when they got here my people were already doing Pukumani.