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Francesca Puruntatameri Jilamara Design 2011
Ochre on linen 1800 x 1200mm $4410 including resale royalty
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