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'Kayimwagakimi jilamara I' 2018-08-05

100 x 56cm (paper), sugar lift and open-bite etching

$805

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Kayimwagakimi is the traditional Tiwi painting ‘comb’. Made from bloodwood or ironwood, it is about 15cm high with a single row of teeth. The comb is dabbed in ochre and applied to the painting surface resulting in a straight line of fine dots, a process which is repeated over and over. Kayimwagakimi and marlipinyini (a fine stick or pandanus frond chewed to form a brush) have largely been replaced by modern brushes but a handful of Tiwi still use traditional tools.

 

Cat: NERK4-06-X/40