Kulama (483-20), 2020

natural ochres on linen
90 x 90cm

Catalogue No: 483-20

Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association

The Kulama Ceremony is performed in the late wet season (March-April) when a ring appears around the moon. Kulama is a traditional initiation for young men which coincides with the harvest of a certain wild yam species. Elders of both sexes sing and dance for three days welcoming the boys into adulthood. The boy is then renamed with his true man’s name.


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