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
Length: 37 cm
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.
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