Biddy Napaljarri White - Ngatijirri Jukurrpa (Budgerigar Dreaming)

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Biddy Napaljarri White - Ngatijirri Jukurrpa (Budgerigar Dreaming)

$250.00

 The Jukurrpa site shown in this painô€†Ÿng for Ngaô€†Ÿjirri
(budgerigar [Melopsi􀆩acus undulates]) is at Yangarnmpi,
south of Yuendumu. ‘Ngaô€†Ÿjirri’ are small, bright green birds
na􀆟ve to central Australia which are common around the
Yuendumu area, especially aô€…Œer the summer rains. Men
would hunt for ‘ngaô€†Ÿjirri’ nests, robbing them of eggs and
juvenile birds, which are both considered delicacies. The
men would also go out hunô€†Ÿng for adult, flying ‘ngaô€†Ÿjirri’,
which they would kill by swinging branches, killing s􀆟cks or
‘karli’ (boomerangs) to hit the birds in flight. The ‘ngaô€†Ÿjirri’
travelled to Yangarnmpi from Pa􀆟rlirri, near Willowra to
the east of Yuendumu and travelled further on to
Marngangi, north/west of Mount Dennison and west of
Yuendumu. Each ô€†Ÿme the flock of ancestral ‘ngaô€†Ÿjirri’ lands,
they perform ceremonies, singing and dancing as they fly
and roost in the trees. The sites of these ceremonies are
depicted in this pain􀆟ng as concentric circles, while crosslike shapes depict the footprints of the birds on the ground
and give an indication of the large flocks of ‘ngaô€†Ÿjirri’ that
can be found near Yangarnmpi and other sites close to
Yuendumu. Aô€…Œer good rains ‘ngaô€†Ÿjirri’ can successfully
breed several 􀆟mes, resul􀆟ng in an explosion of the
popula􀆟on in a short 􀆟me. Custodians for the Nga􀆟jirri
Jukurrpa are Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women and
Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men.

Size: 61x30