Piti bowl (woman’s collecting bowl)
Piti bowl (woman’s collecting bowl)

Unknown Artist

Piti bowl (woman’s 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.

Details

Local artist 
Title: Wira or Piti  (Collecting Bowl) 
Size in CM: 14x6x3

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