'Tiwi Skin Groups (tribes)' 2022-06-16

45 x 45cm, locally sourced ochre on canvas

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Cat: 81-22

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The Tiwi people are made up of four main tribes of which there are also subgroups; Sun, Stone, Fish and Pandanus. A person inherits their tribe from their mother’s side of the family, while they inherit their country and totem from their father’s family.