Wira (Small Women's Collecting Bowl)
Wira (Small Women's Collecting Bowl)
Wira (Small Women's Collecting Bowl)

Unknown Artist

Wira (Small Women'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, this bowl is an increasingly rare example of women’s work.


Artist: Unknown
Title: Wira (Collecting Bowl)
Born: Unknown
Community: Blackstone, WA
Language: Unknown
Size: Length: 261mm Width: 95mm x Height: 40mm 
Medium: Batwing Coral Tree or Bean Tree, Erythrina vespertilio

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