Perfect for warm and cold breakfasts, nuts, nibblies and anything yummy and tasty.
Based on the artwork 'Jilamara Design' by Jacinta Lorenza
Fine Bone China
Dimensions: Height: 6.5cm | Diameter: 11.5cm
During ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of 'yoi' (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serce to act out the narrative of newly composed songs. Participants in these ceremonies are painted with turtiyanginari (the different natural ochre colours) in varying designs, transforming the dancers and, in some cases, providing protection against recognition by mapurtiti (spirits). These designs can be applied in different wasy. Ochre is applied to the body and face. These significant artistic designs collectively are called "Jilamara"
Munupi Arts & Crafts Association is located along Melville Islands north-western coastline at Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) and is the most recently formed art centre on the Tiwi Islands. In 1990 the Yikikini Women's Centre and Pirlangimpi Pottery were incorportated under the name Munupi Arts and Crafts Association giving local artists an opportunity to proud celebrate Tiwi culture through both traditional and contemporary mediums.
For 25 year Munupi Art has been a vital meeting place for the Tiwi people of the Pirlangimpi community for employment, cultural pride and wellbeing. Munupi Art is wholly indigenous owned and governed. Generated income supports the artist's families and therefore the whole Tiwi community.
Royalities from these products directly benefit the artist and their community