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  • Title: Kayimwagakimi jilamara II – RK5
  • Artist: Raelene Kerinauia
  • Region: Tiwi Islands
  • Art Centre: Jilamara Arts and Crafts
  • Medium: Etching
  • Collection:
  • Dimensions: 100 x 56 cm
  • Edition Size: 40
  • Price ($AUD): $ 770

Artwork Story

Kayimwagakimi is the traditional Tiwi painting ‘comb’. Made from bloodwood or ironwood, it is about 15cm high with a single row of teeth. The comb is dabbed in ochre and applied to the painting surface resulting in a straight line of fine dots, a process which is repeated over and over. Kayimwagakimi and marlipinyini (a fine stick or pandanus frond chewed to form a brush) have largely been replaced by modern brushes but a handful of Tiwi still use traditional tools.

 

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