The Goddess and the Moon Man: The Sacred Art of the Tiwi Aborigines
The story of how man became mortal unfolds in the beautiful and dramatic story of the Tiwi Pukamani ceremony. It is illustrated with the magnificent sculptures, grave posts and bark paintings that in the absence of a written language preserved and perpetuated the ancient customs and religion of the Tiwi people of Melville Island.
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CHAPTER THREE Tiwi Elders of High Degree
CHAPTER FIVE Islands of the Gods
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