The butterfly - Yirritja Narra ceremony

Liwukan Bukurlarjpi: artist

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About the work

This shows the butterfly that flits from flower to flower gathering honey. It is part of the Yirritja Narra age-grading ceremony, for the old men only. Liwukan is one of the Warramiri clan, yirritja moiety. His totems are the octopus and the whale.
The butterfly - Yirritja Narra ceremony
Artist/Maker and role
Liwukan Bukurlarjpi: artist
ochres on eucalyptus bark
19.2 x 33.7cm
Credit line
Purchased through the Western Australian Government, 1988
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the bark paintings in our collection.