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Three Pitjantjatjara men rubbing a pearl shell ornament across a stone in a rainmaking ceremony, near Oparinna waterhole, South Australia, 1940 [picture]
Bib ID 4926875
Format PicturePicture
Author
Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976
 
Access Conditions Restricted - Aboriginal ceremonial, gender specific material (men's business). 
Description 1940 
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.1 x 10.6 cm. 
Series

Central Australia photograph album.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer from inscription and reference sources.

In album: Central Australia photograph album.

Inscriptions: "Rubbing ringili - Rainmaking ceremony. Oparina"--Below image.

Condition: Silvering.

The photographs published by Mountford have been cropped differently.

Published in: Brown men and red sand / Charles Mountford. Melbourne : Sun Books, 1967, opposite page 97, with caption: Rain making ceremony. Tilbukuna rubbing pearl-shell ornament across a flat stone to extract the kuranita (life essence) of rain.

Published in: Nomads of the Australian desert / Charles P. Mountford. Adelaide : Rigby, 1976, p. 276 (pl. 304), with caption: Rubbing pearl-shell across grinding stone covered with blood and grass.

Subjects Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) -- South Australia -- Photographs.  |  Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) -- Rites and ceremonies -- Photographs.

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