Kepuk

Artist
Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty
Price
$22,000
Size
1200x1800
Medium
Acrylic on Belgian Linen
About

Kapak – Burning Rag Ceremony

This is a ceremony performed at Balgal a year after a person has deceased.  This is a sad but also happy event for all tribes who pay their respect by attending and participating.

 

Poles with coloured materials are hung in a circular area.  A hole is dug and used in the ceremony to burn the deceased’s belongings.  Traditional dancing takes place through the late afternoon into the evening.  Bush foods are traditionally prepared beforehand and eaten by all.

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