This painting depicts designs associated with Tingari Ceremonies at Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay).
The lines in this painting depict a nearby creek and the small circles represent a number of rockholes. The adjacent arcs depict Tingari men sitting down making hair-string belts which are worn during ceremonies. Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given. Generally, the Tingari are a group of mythical characters of the Dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. The Tingari Men were usually followed by Tingari Women and accompanied by novices and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles.
These mythologies form part of the teachings of the post initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.
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