Walala Tjapaltjarri

Tingari, 1999

ACRYLIC ON LINEN 24 X 12 " USD$650 (ex. tax)

Walala depicts his Country near Lake Mackay in Western Australia. Walala paints the Tingari Cycle, which is a series of sacred and secret Songlines. The Tingari song and dance cycles are the most secret and sacred of the deeply religious rituals of the Western Desert tribes of Central Australia. The Tingari Cycle consists of hundreds of song and dance cycles telling of the travels and adventures of the Tingari men- a group of old men moved continuously from waterhole to waterhole throughout the region during the Dreamtime. They were accompanied by novices and initiated men who were still undergoing ceremonies and instruction at various sites designated by the Tingari men.

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