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37 AM 5216/07
Pedro Wonaeamirri Taparra 2007
Natural ochres & cockatoo feathers on ironwood
68cm
$6600

Taparra the moon man is central to the Tiwi Creation Story. Purukapali's younger brother ran away with his wife Bima, her baby Jinani left alone to die from heat and neglect, a bitter struggle ensued between the brothers and the king proclaimed all life would be subject to mortality. Taparra escaped up into the moon where his body changed into a pale half moon.

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