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Clarise Tunkin

Minma Marlilu

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SKU: UIAACT202131

Dimensions: 180 x 120 cm

Clarise  Tunkin

Language: Pitjantjatjara

Country: Kanpi S.A

Clarise is part of a large family of artist, her mother Teresa Baker a Pitjantjatjara women from Kanpi, her Aunty Kani Tukin and Grandmother Kay Baker are all famous aboriginal artists. Learning from her mother about country and the sacred stories associated with her dreaming. Clarise has one son Darius

Story: This is the country for Malilu. She is a creation being from the Tjukurpa (Dreamtime). She has been dancing, performing Inma important ceremonial dancing for this country and she has left her dancing tracks behind in the sand. Malilu was a crippled woman and her two daughters had run off to get married, leaving her to fend for herself. It was very hard for her to collect bush foods and water because she had to drag her leg as she walked. Through much effort she collected desert raisins, bush tomatoes, berries and many different kinds of wild foods.