Jean Baptiste Apuatimi - Tokwayinga and Pukamani Pole
Artist: Jean Baptiste Apuatimi (AKA Jeannie)
Date of Birth: c. 1940 - 2013
Title: Tokwayinga and Pukamani Pole
Story as told by Jeannie: Tokwayinga, when people start to dance they hold the Tokwayinga in their mouth to start the ceremony, when people die, only one story made about this. Pukumani dance, at the finish of the dance they pull the Tokwayinga out, after dance. Both are for Pukumani Ceremony.
Skin Group: Tapatapunga (March Fly)
Art Centre: Tiwi Design, Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Medium: Ochres on canvas
Size: 50 x 115cm
Provenance: Tiwi Art - Aboriginal and Pacific Art - Private Collection
This artwork belongs to a private collector and is available for viewing through Bouddi Gallery.
Artworks are carefully photographed in order to portray the piece as accurately as possible.
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