Cushion Cover - Nina Puruntatameri
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The Kulama ceremony was given to the Tiwi people by the Nyingawi, who are little spirit people (as depicted in Tiwi mythology). It is a celebration of life and food, occurring at the end of the wet season. The Tiwi know when to perform Kulama when the last full moon of the wet season has a yellow halo surrounding it, which tells them that Japarra (the moon man) is ready for it to begin.
Nina Puruntatameri was taught to paint by her father, Romuald Puruntatameri. After school she work with him, painting his spears. In 1993 Nina won the Award for New Medium at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in Darwin, providing recognition for her exceptional skills in etching.Her father, Romuald is represented in the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory.
CUSHION COVER ONLY
40 cm x 40 cm