Morris Gibson Tjapaltjarri

Pintupi Language Group

91 x 91 cm

Ref No: MG1409053

This painting depicts designs associated with the hill and rockhole site of Mantati to the east of the Kiwirrkura Community. In mythological tomes a large group of Tingari men camped at this site for some time instructing the young men before travelling to Kulkuta, west of the Tjukurla Community. Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of a secret sacred nature no further details were given.
The Tingari are a group of ancestral beings of the Dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. The Tingari men were usually followed by Tingari women and accompanied by novices. Their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These mythologies form part of the teachings of post initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.



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