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Timothy Cook Marntupuni: Kulama


Details

  • No.:RK1539
  • Medium:Natural Ochres on Linen
  • Size:120 × 150 cm
  • Year:2013
  • Region:Tiwi Islands
  • Art Centre:Jilamara Arts
  • Status:

The Kulama Ceremony is performed in the late wet season (March-April) when a ring appears around the moon. Kulama is an traditional initiation for young men which coincides with the harvest of a certain wild yam species. Elders of both sexes sing and dance for three days welcoming the boys into adulthood. The boy is then renamed with his true man's name.


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