Djamarrpuyŋu miny’tji (Djambarrpuyŋu body paint design) (MILJD280214)

Ochre on canvas, 22 x 34 cm, 2014

This design is painted onto the chest of young boys during Ŋarra (coming of age ceremony). The diamond shapes represent guku (native honey), the central rectangular form is dupun (a ceremonial pole used during mortary rights).


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