'Sacred ceremony of the small berry Ilchilyira Totem'

Archive Collections / Francis James Gillen / Series AA 108/50 / 'Sacred ceremony of the small berry Ilchilyira Totem'

Men decorated for ceremony, photographed in mid-ceremony. His head and shoulders are covered in feathers while the rest of his body is undecorated except for the top fronts of his thighs. There is a rock mound in the background and a lone tree.

Formerly AP1191.

For mounted album photograph see AA108/2/52/4_p51_AP1191, and AA108/24/67/4.

For glass slides and plates see AA108/41/3_AP1191.

227. 'Duplicate'.
228. 'Duplicate'.
229. 'Sacred ceremony of the small berry Ilchilyira Totem, Ilpirra Tribe'.

Ceremony held with Arrernte. There is some conjecture as to whether this group is part of Warlpiri, a southern sub-group or from a group further north.

Photograph taken Central Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Walpiri; Aranda.
AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Warlpiri.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/2/227-229
Date Range1892  -  1902
Quantity   3   Prints (2 sepia, 1 b&w print from slide)
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
Tindale Tribes: