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Massim Staff/Walking stick, ex Robert BleakleyLarge West Arnhem Land Kangaroo Bark Painting

Artist: Burranday
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Artist: Burranday

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ARTIST: Burranday 1914- deceased
COLLECTED: 1974 Milingimbi
TITLE: Python and Waterlilies
SIZE: 84 x 50cm bark size work is framed behind glass

During the Djumbarrpuynggu Mortuary Rites the life and habits of the various totemic creatures are told in song and dance. The totems are either painted on the body of the deceased, or on the hollow log coffin , or the bodies of the dancers performing the ceremonies. This bark depicits the Python and Waterlilies


Last Updated: Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:47