Women’s Ceremonies at Marrapinti tie by Doreen Reid Nakamarra

$80.00 AUD

Tie featuring the artwork Women’s Ceremonies at Marrapinti by Doreen Reid Nakamarra.

This product comes in a gift box and includes a card detailing the artist’s work and practice.


About the artwork:

Doreen Reid’s painting, ‘Women’s ceremonies at Marrapinti’ depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Marrapinti, west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. During ancestral times, a group of women of the Nangala and Napangati kinship subsections camped at Marrapinti on their travels towards the east. While here, the women made nose bones, also known as marrapinti, which are worn through a hole in the septum. During the ceremonies relating to Marrapinti, the older women pierced the nasal septums of the young female participants. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the women continued their travels east, passing through Wala Wala, Ngaminya and Wirrulnga, before heading north-east to Wilkinkarra (Lake Mckay). The lines in this painting depict the rippling tali (sandhills) surrounding Marrapinti.

Renowned for her fastidious geometric linework and complex optical fields, Doreen was a truly formidable artist. Painted in the year of her death, ‘Women’s ceremonies at Marrapinti’ is an example of the artist working at the peak of her craft.

About the artist: 

Doreen Reid Nakamarra was born in the Warburton Ranges, circa 1955. She spent her childhood living a traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle with her extended family. When she was a young girl, Reid walked in to the settlement at Haasts Bluff with her parents, later trekking hundreds of kilometers across the desert to settle in Papunya. As a young woman, Reid continued her travels, moving between Areyonga, Docker River and Kintore, before marrying and settling in Kiwirrkura.


About the supplier:

One of Twelve is an Australian organisation that produces high-quality silk garments showcasing the work of emerging and established artists from the Asia-Pacific region. Read more


Product details: 

Dimensions: 107 x 110 x 82 mm (box)

Materials: 100% silk satin with cotton padding and silk lining

Designed in Australia


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