Better World Arts Embroidered Shoulder Bag featuring Jilamara Design by Josette Papajua
Better World Arts Embroidered Shoulder Bag featuring Jilamara Design by Josette Papajua

Better World Arts Embroidered Shoulder Bag featuring Jilamara Design by Josette Papajua

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  • Embroidered Shoulder Bag
  • Artist: Josette Papajua
  • Title: Jilamara Design

During Ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of “Yoi”, dances are performed, some are totemic (matrilineal) and others act out newly composed songs. Participants are painted with turtiyanginari (natural ochres) transforming the dancers and protecting them against mapurtiti (spirits). These designs are collectively called Jilamara.