0618-021 "Waterlilies, long necked turtle and magpie geese" POC by Betty Malibirr

0618-021 "Waterlilies, long necked turtle and magpie geese" POC by Betty Malibirr

CAN0618-021

Regular price $500.00

original artwork, acrylic on canvas 37cm x 63cm

"Waterlily - my totem. Three long neck freshwater turtle (banda) Magpie geese (gumaung-gumang). Waterlily is known as galiwurru. Represents when someone dies and they make ceremony and they dance like magpie geese, long neck turtle and waterlily. These totems we use in two ways - as food and for dance in ceremony for funeral or initiation." (Betty Malibirr)

Language: Ganalbingu

Clan: Mailbirr

Moeity: Yirritja

Skin name: Nirritja

Region: Ramingining