An image of Body painting

Yirawala

(Australia 1903 – 17 Apr 1976)

Community
Minjilang (Corker Island), Arnhem region, Markolidjban, Arnhem region
Language group
Kuninjku, Arnhem region

Body painting

Other titles:
Sacred and Secret Maraian Ceremony, Dhuwa and Yirrija body painting
Location
Not on display
Further information

This work represents the sacred Maraian Ceremony of the Kunwinjku clan of Western Arnhem Land.

Place of origin
Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
early 1970s
Media
Bark painting
Medium
natural pigments on eucalyptus bark
Dimensions
30.0 x 39.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Qantas 1996
Accession number
679.1996
Copyright
© Estate of Yirawala. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.