Tiwi Bathurst Island Traditional Pukamani Basket C1970. Polychrome natural earth pigments on folded Stringy Bark sheet with cane seam binding. These mortuary baskets held gifts for the Pukamani Ceremony and were often placed over the top of the Pukamani Burial Poles at completion of Ritual. An exceptional bright and shinning example of type. Artist: Therese Ann Munkana. Height 43cm(17") Base Width 32cm(13").