Cross Body Bag featuring Pupuni Jilamara by Paulina Puruntatameri
Cross Body Bag- Leather Trimmed 24.8x20cm-PPU135
During ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of ‘yoi’ (dances), are performed; some are totemic and show 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’.