Kira Kiro

$840.00

by Jemma Unghango
75 x 56cm
Ochre on watercolour paper

 

This is a story of the Gwion Gwion (also known as Kira Kiro or Bradshaw figures). Some are hunters, and some are dancers, and some are the servants of the Wandjina. Gwion Gwion figures are found in rock art around Kalumburu. They didn’t have brush in the old days. Our ancestors used to draw with their hands or for paintbrushes, they would use speargrass or chew the end of bush bamboo They used to use kangaroo blood and red ochre as paint. They would mix the ochre with the red gum from the white tree.