'Ceremony of Purntu-purntu'


A group of men watch as a decorated performer is held from behind by his upper arms. In the background, another decorated performer kneels on the ground.

No former AP number located.

61. 'Ceremony of Purntu-purntu- i.e. [crossed out: shaking] the [crossed out: the body] performer shaking his body while his elbows are held behind by another man. In connection with Black snake [thalaualla] totem ceremony. Warramunga.'

Photograph taken central Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Waramanga.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/2/61
Date Range1890  -  1902
Quantity   1   Print
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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