Cyril Kerinauia ironwood bird sculpture


Ironwood bird, hand carved and painted by Bathurst Island artist, Cyril Kerinauia for Tiwi Design.

Tiwi bird carvings are handmade 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 lawmakers. Each piece reflects the rich cultural heritage of the Tiwi islands.

This bird carving stands at 35 cm height

Weight: 1262g

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