Djiliwirri guku (Djiliwirri native honey) (#3397-17)
Ochre on paper, 56 x 38 cm, 2017
This design belongs Gupapuyŋu people of the Yirritja moiety. It is painted onto the chests of young boys and men during Ŋarra mens ceremony and Dhapi (making man) ceremony. The diamond pattern in the work represents guku galanyin (bush honey wax). When the Ŋarra ceremony is finished Yirritja participants dance to the salt water and are cleansed by people of the Dhuwa moiety who splash them, washing the body paint off.
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