Features Aboriginal artwork by Fiona Puruntatameri from Munupi Arts & Craft Association (Tiwi Islands). Based on the original painting - Jilamara.
Packaging features information about the artist, artwork and art centre.
- 100% Cotton Aboriginal Art Tea Towel
- Dimensions: 45cm x 75cm / 18in x 30in (approx)
- Made in Australia
- Packaging: Folded in polybag
Tea towel artwork/placement varies from tea towel to tea towel so each one is a little bit different.
About the artwork -
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 called 'Jilamara'.
About the art centre -
Munupi Arts & Crafts Association is located along Melville Islands north-western coastline at Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) and is the most recently formed art centre on the Tiwi Islands. In 1990 the Yikikini Women's Centre and Pirlangimpi Pottery were incorporated under the name Munupi Arts and Crafts Association giving local artists an opportunity to proudly celebrate Tiwi culture through both traditional and contemporary mediums.
For 25 years Munupi Art has been a vital meeting place for the Tiwi people of the Pirlangimpi community of employments, cultural pride and well being. Munupi Art is wholly indigenous owned and governed. General income supports the artist's families and therefore the whole Tiwi community.
Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.
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