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Christmas Decoration Aboriginal Art Lacquerware Ball - Pikilyi

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Beautiful handmade lacquerware Christmas decorations. Hand painted with the art of Indigenous Australian artists. Indigenous Art Code and Fair Trade made in India.

Artist: Josette Papajua.

Description: During Ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of “Yoi”, dances are performed, some are totemic (matrilineal) and others act out newly composed songs. Participants are painted with turtiyanginari (natural ochres) transforming the dancers and protecting them against mapurtiti (spirits). These designs are collectively called Jilamara.