#7 Tiwi Design - Creation - SHERALEEN PURUNTATAMERI: Aboriginal Art: 61x90cm
TITLE: Tiwi Design - Creation
ARTIST: Sheraleen Puruntatameri
REGION: Tiwi Islands N.T
PAINTING: Acrylic on canvas
*All paintings come with a Certificate of Authenticity and are signed by the artist*
Sheraleen Puruntatameri has been taught by her Tiwi mother to paint the Tiwi Islands stories of their homeland. The traditional Tiwi style is a mix of lines and dots. When using Ochre a comb is fashioned out of ironwood which then places many dots in a row.
The Tiwi islands are located 80km north of Darwin in the beautiful Arafura Sea. There are two islands, Bathurst and Melville, with a total land mass of 8320sq km. The islands are home to the Tiwi people who have a strong affiliation with their land and a distinctive culture and language.