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The Tiwi : their art, myth, and ceremony

Author: Charles P Mountford
Publisher: London : Phoenix House in association with Georgian House, Melbourne, 1958.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976.
Tiwi.
London : Phoenix House in association with Georgian House, Melbourne, 1958
(OCoLC)583934442
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles P Mountford
OCLC Number: 3427317
Description: 185 pages, 64 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: I. THE ART OF THE TIWI --
The Art Forms --
Mediums of Expression --
Techniques The Artists --
II. THE CREATION PERIOD --
The Creation of the Land of the Tiwi --
The First Inhabitants --
The Death of Purukupali --
The Pukamuni of Purukupali --
The Close of the Creation Period --
The Bark Paintings of the Totemic Places --
III. THE PUKAMUNI CEREMONY --
Beliefs in the Spirits of the Dead --
Death and Burial --
Customs associated with the Grave --
The Preliminary Ceremonies, the Ilanias --
The Final Pukamuni Rituals --
The Facial Decorations The Pukamuni Dances --
The Ceremonial Objects --
The Message Sticks --
The Burial Poles --
The Carved and Painted Figures --
IV. THE KULAMA CEREMONY --
The Mythological Origin --
The Preliminary Rituals of the Kulama --
The Final Kulama Ceremony --
V. THE SPIRIT PEOPLE OF THE TIWI --
The Meteor-men, the Papinjuwaris The Spirit Children, the Pitipituis --
The Paramanuas --
The Sea-dogs, the Wankuis --
The Rainbow, Maratji --
VI. THE SECULAR BARK PAINTINGS --
Topography --
The Sea and the Swamp-lands --
The Fauna The Flora --
Miscellaneous and Unidentified --
VII THE ASTRONOMY OF THE TIWI.
Responsibility: Charles P. Mountford.
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