Collection Online

Buya Male ceremonial pole

earth pigments, Kurrajong (Brachychiton diversifolus), bush wax and feathers
264.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Bolkdjam, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Lou and Mary Senini, 2011
Gallery location
Gallery 14
Level 3, NGV Australia
The artist has made a Buya Male ceremonial pole decorated with masses of orange lorikeet feathers. Buya Male ceremonial poles are used in the initiation ceremonies of young men and can only be made by two knowledgeable men in the Maningrida region – Rembarrnga artists Bob Burruwal and his brother, Jackie Nawilil.