'Jilamara' 2019-07-25

30 x 30cm, natural ochres on canvas


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Cat: 204-19

All jilamara (design) are originally drawn from the body painting which accompanied the pukumani (funeral) and kulama (initiation/yam) ceremonies. An individual design and aesthetic is highly valued by Tiwi artists and is representative of their personal interpretation of the traditional Tiwi design or jilamara.Colin’s matural grandfather Romuald Puruntatameri would often put an cross/X on his body. Most of Colin’s recent works have the X to keep his grandfather’s story alive.