Women’s Tingari

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Artist: Debra Nangala McDonald
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 180cm x 122cm
Price: $2650
Shipping: To be quoted
Description: This Traditional painting depicts sacred women’s ceremonial sites created by Tingari ancestors. Tingari men & Women travelled over vast stretches of land performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. Tingari men were usually followed by Tingari women and accompanied by young novices; their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. The designs are often powerful geometric shapes and abstract markings traditionally decorated on shields, painted on the body for ceremonies and in ground paintings. These stories are used as part of teachings given to young men who are passing through initiation, as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs. The mythology of the Tingari Cycle lies at the heart of Pintupi cultic life.
Reference: DNM180t