Japarra and Japalinga (Moon and Stars) by Dorothy Fernando

Japarra and Japalinga (Moon and Stars) by Dorothy Fernando

Regular price $220.00

  • Artist: Dorothy Fernando
  • Title: Japarra and Japalinga (Moon and Stars)
  • Skin: Arinkuwula (Stone)
  • Size: 45 x 45cm
  • Medium: Natural Ochres on Canvas
  • Region: Tiwi
  • Art Centre: Jilamara Arts and Crafts
Japarra and Japalinga feature heavily in ceremonial representations on the Tiwi Islands. Japarra (the moon) is a major signifier of season and the timing of the Kulama ceremony, the coming of age ceremony that is held at the end of the wet season when a ring appears around the moon Japalinga (stars) are usually represented by ochre dots and commonly appear in various forms of Jilamara - body paint designs that the Tiwi apply to each other for ceremony and yogi dance).