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Painters of the Wagilag Sisters Story: 1937-1997( ISBN: 0500974683 )
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (October 1998) ; Author: Caruana, Wally ; Soft Cover : 174 pages ; 11.8 x 9.5 x 0.5 inches ; English
This dramatic tale of Wititj, an Olive Python, and the two sisters of the Wagilag clan is the basis of one of the more important Aboriginal ceremonial cycles and painting traditions. These mythical events tell of the arrival of the monsoon season as well as for providing the basis for ritual activity and religious knowledge. A tradition in bark painting has been traced over four decades and six generations, revealing distinctive ways in which individual artists continually reinvent their cultural heritage. The works of art themselves are beautifully captured in full color, and artists' biographies, a glossary, and a bibliography complete the volume. This book is in very good condition. it has cover corner wear and a hand written dedication to Ruhe on the first page.