Narritjin Maymura Spirit Spider Bark

Narritjin Maymura Spirit Spider skin design Mangalili mala

Object type: Bark painting

Locality: Yirrkala Eastern Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia

Artist: Narritjun Maymura

Circa: 1960

Length: 37 cm

Description:

Small but important bark painting showing the skin designs painted on the bodies of dancers performing the ceremonies belonging to the possum story. The bark itself represents the spirit spider which spins its web to catch the shadows of the deceased at Djarrakpi.

Price: $350

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