Better World Arts Embroidered Shoulder Bag Featuring Jilamara Design By Josette Papajua
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.