Pwoja-Pukumani body Paint Design by Raelene Kerinauia Liddy Lampuwatu

Details of Pwoja-Pukumani body Paint Design

  
Pwoja-Pukumani body Paint Design by Raelene Kerinauia Liddy Lampuwatu
Details
Catalog Number : 841004
Size : 200cm x 60cm
Medium : Natural Ochres On Canvas
For Sale : Contact Short St Gallery
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About Pwoja-Pukumani body Paint Design
Traditional Tiwi Culture placed special significance on the Pukumani (funeral) ceremony. Mourners are decorated using natural ochres to disguise themselves from the spirit of the deceased and song and dance is performed to honour the dead. Yirrinkiripwoja (bodypaint) is the source of many contemporary Tiwi designs and performance of the pukumani as ritual helps to reinvigorate the imagery. The shortening of the word to Pwoja - also refers to 'best'.Traditional Tiwi Culture placed special significance on the Pukumani (funeral) ceremony. Mourners are decorated using natural ochres to disguise themselves from the spirit of the deceased and song and dance is performed to honour the dead. Yirrinkiripwoja (bodypaint) is the source of many contemporary Tiwi designs and performance of the pukumani as ritual helps to reinvigorate the imagery. The shortening of the word to Pwoja - also refers to 'best'.