Nhunda - ceremonial dance items

Apparel

The Yindjibarndi have embarked on a cultural program to reinvigorate all their cultural forms, with a focus on teaching language and ceremony to their young people. These are items of Nhunda ceremonial dress, which include white face masks made of wood worn by men, red headbands and armbands, and jarnjin— shaved wooden decorations that are worn by both men and women.

Available at:

Ganalili Centre and Juluwarlu Aboriginal Corporation

Ganalili - A Place of New Beginnings

Ganalili is the Yindjibarndi word for the light in the morning before the rising of the sun. Living up to its name of new beginnings, the centre is set in Roebourne’s old Victoria Hotel, a site of...

Address:

38 Roe Street
Roebourne WA 6718
Australia

Open Hours

Nov to March Mon to Sat 9am - 3pm, Sun 9am - 2pm; April to October Mon to Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 9am - 2pm

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