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'Purukuparli' 2023-03-23

90cm, locally sourced ochres on ironwood


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Purukuparli was the first Tiwi mortal, who performed the first pukumani (funeral) ceremony to grieve for his dead son. He is shown here with ceremonial objects, false beard, traditional naga (skirt) and parmijini (armbands).


Cat: 127-23