Albertus Tipiloura - Bird
Small ironwood bird, hand carved and painted by Bathurst Island artist, Albertus Tipilowra for Tiwi Design.
Tiwi bird carvings are hand made from ironwood and decorated with natural earth pigments. Referred to as Tokampini. They are present throughout the major creation story of the Tiwi people. Tokampini were mortal beings who acted as witnesses, messengers, mourners, informers, and law makers. Each piece reflects the rich cultural heritage of the Tiwi islands.
This small black bird carving stands at 21 cm height
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