Gracie Napangardi Egan - Janganpa Jukurrpa (Brush-tail Possum Dreaming)- Mawurrji

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Gracie Napangardi Egan - Janganpa Jukurrpa (Brush-tail Possum Dreaming)- Mawurrji

$295.00

 Janganpa Jukurrpa (common brush-tail possum [Trichosurus
vulpecula] Dreaming) travels all over Warlpiri country.
‘Janganpa’ are nocturnal animals that oô€…Œen nest in the
hollows of white gum trees (‘wapunungka’). This story
comes from a big hill called Mawurrji, west of Yuendumu
and north of Pikilyi (Vaughan Springs). A group of ‘janganpa’
ancestors resided there. Every night they would go out in
search of food. Their hun􀆟ng trips took them to Wirlki and
Wanapirdi, where they found ‘pamapardu’ (flying ants). They
journeyed on to Ngarlkirdipini looking for water. A
Nampijinpa women was living at Mawurrji with her two
daughters. She gave her daughters in marriage to a
Jupurrurla ‘janganpa’ but later decided to run away with
them. The Jupurrurla angrily pursued the woman. He
tracked them to Mawurrji where he killed them with a
stone axe. Their bodies are now rocks at this place. Warlpiri
people perform a young men’s iniô€†Ÿaô€†Ÿon ceremony, which
involves the Janganpa Jukurrpa. The Janganpa Jukurrpa
belongs to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men and
Nakamarra/Napurrurla women. In Warlpiri pain􀆟ngs
tradi􀆟onal iconography is used to represent this Jukurrpa.
‘Janganpa’ tracks are oô€…Œen represented as 'E' shaped figures
and concentric circles are used to depict the trees in which
the ‘janganpa’ live, and also the sites at Mawurrji.

 

46 x 46cm