Cyril Kerinauia Yellow Bird


Tall ochre yellow painted ironwood bird, hand carved and decorated with natural earth pigments by Bathurst Island artist, Cyril Kerinauia 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 tall and graceful bird carving stands at 365 mm height

Weight: 618g

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