Better World Arts Bamboo Lidded Travel Mug featuring Jilamara Design
Better World Arts Bamboo Lidded Travel Mug featuring Jilamara Design

Better World Arts Bamboo Lidded Travel Mug featuring Jilamara Design

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Jilamara Design by Paulina Puruntatameri

During ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of ‘yoi’ (dances), are performed; some are totemic and some shows a narrative of newly composed songs. Participants in these ceremonies are painted with turtiyanginari (the different natural ochre colours), transforming the dancers and, in some cases, provide protection against mapurtiti (spirits). These significant artistic designs collectively are called ‘Jilamara’.