Yirrinkiripwoja (body paint design)

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Yirrinkiripwoja (body paint design)

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Artist: Pedro Wonaeamirri
Edition of 30
Print size: 49(h) x 37(w)cm
Medium: Sugarlift and aquatint etching

Price: $540 unframed
Authenticity certificate provided upon sale

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SKU: Pedro WonaeamirriCat#: NE-06-PW1-20-30Yirrinkiripwoja (body paint design)76 x 56 cm, Sugarlift & aquatint etching Category: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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Traditional Tiwi Culture placed special significance on the Pukumani (funeral) ceremony. Mourners are decorated using natural
ochres to disguise themselves from the spirit of the deceased and song and dance is performed to honour the dead.
Yirrinkiripwoja (bodypaint) is the source of many contemporary Tiwi designs and performance of the pukumani as ritual helps
to reinvigorate the imagery. The shortening of the word to Pwoja – also refers to ‘best’.