Pauline Napangardi Gallagher - Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) - Ngalyipi

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Pauline Napangardi Gallagher - Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) - Ngalyipi

$885.00

The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Mina Mina, a

place far to the west of Yuendumu, which is significant to

Napangardi/Napanangka women and

Japangardi/Japanangka men. All of them are the custodians

of the Jukurrpa that created the area. The Jukurrpa story

tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who

travelled to the east gathering food, collecting ‘ngalyipi’

(snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]) and performing

ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their

journey at Mina Mina where ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks)

emerged from the ground. Taking these implements the

women travelled east creating Janyinki and other sites.

Their journey took them far to the east beyond the

boundaries of Warlpiri country. The ‘ngalyipi’ vine grows up

the trunks and limbs of the ‘kurrkara’ (desert oak

[Allocasuarina decaisneana]) trees. ‘Ngalyipi’ is a sacred

vine to Napangardi and Napanangka women that has many

uses. It can be used as a ceremonial wrap, as a strap to

carry ‘parrajas’ (wooden bowls) that are laden with bush

tucker and as a tourniquet for headaches.

Size 107 x 61 cm