Painted Wira (Collecting Bowl)
Painted Wira (Collecting Bowl)
Painted Wira (Collecting Bowl)

Calandra Foster

Painted Wira (Collecting Bowl)

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The wira is a smaller version of the piti or wooden bowl which is a traditional woman’s carrying vessel for food and water. It is used in many ways including as a ladle for collecting water and for digging with. 

As most contemporary Maruku artists use walka, patterns burnt into the wood with wire heated on a wood fire to relate Tjukurpa, stories about the Tjukuritja or Creation Ancestors and the activities which shaped the land, the people and their Law.


Artist: Calandra Foster
Language Group: Yankunytjatjarra
Location: Titjikala, Northern Territory
Medium:Acrylic paint on 'ininti' Bat Wing Coral Tree or Red Beantree,  Erythrina vespertilio.
dimensions (mm): 407 x 190 x 86mm
weight: 0.5kg

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