Willy Tjungurrayi

Tingari - WLTM10424

Size: H-120 X W-180 cm.
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Product No: WLTM10424
Official Attestation: This painting is an original and unique work by the artist, Willy Tjungurrayi. We confirm this painting to be and original work produced according to the rules and customs used by the Australian Aboriginal people, who sign a unique identification number on the back of the painting so that it can be immediately identified to be an original painting by the artist. This is an internationally recognised practice by public museums and art galleries throughout the world. This painting depicts designs associated with the site of Kaakuratinja (Lake McDonald) in Central Australia. In mythological times, a large group of Tingari men, both young and old, travelled to this site from Kulkuta further to the west. A fierce hail-storm occurred that killed them all.The Tingari are a group of mythical characters of the Dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. These mythologies form part of the teachings of the post initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.