Saraeva Napangardi Marshall - Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) - Ngalyipi

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Saraeva Napangardi Marshall - Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) - Ngalyipi

$295.00

This ‘Jukurrpa’ (Dreaming) comes from Mina Mina, a very
important women’s Dreaming site far to the west of
Yuendumu near Lake Mackay and the WA border. The ‘kirda’
(owners) of this Dreaming are Napangardi/Napanangka
women and Japangardi/Japanangka men; the area is sacred
to Napangardi and Napanangka women. There are a number
of ‘mulju’ (water soakages) and a ‘maluri’ (clay pan) at Mina
Mina.
In the Dream􀆟me, ancestral women danced at Mina Mina
and ‘karlangu’ (digging sô€†Ÿcks) rose up out of the ground. The
women collected the digging s􀆟cks and then travelled on to
the east, dancing, digging for bush tucker, collec􀆟ng
‘ngalyipi’ (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]), and creaô€†Ÿng
many places as they went. ‘Ngalyipi’ is a rope-like creeper
that grows up the trunks and limbs of trees, including
‘kurrkara’ (desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneana]). It is
used as a ceremonial wrap and as a strap to carry ‘parraja’
(coolamons) and ‘ngami’ (water carriers). ‘Ngalyipi’ is also
used to 􀆟e around the forehead to cure headaches, and to
bind cuts.
The women stopped at Karntakurlangu, Janyinki,
Parapurnta, Kimayi, and Munyuparn􀆟parn􀆟, sites spanning
from the west to the east of Yuendumu. When they stopped,
the women dug for bush foods like ‘jinô€†Ÿparnta’ (desert
truffle [Elderia arenivaga]). The Dreaming track eventually
took them far beyond Warlpiri country. The track passed
through Coniston in Anmatyerre country to the east, and
then went on to Alcoota and Aileron far to the northeast of
Yuendumu and eventually on into Queensland.
In Warlpiri pain􀆟ngs, tradi􀆟onal iconography is used to
represent the Jukurrpa and other elements. In many
pain􀆟ngs of this Jukurrpa, sinuous lines are used to
represent the ‘ngalyipi’ (snake vine). Concentric circles are
oô€…Œen used to represent the ‘jinô€†Ÿparnta’ (desert truffles)
that the women have collected, while straight lines can be
used to depict the ‘karlangu’ (digging sô€†Ÿcks).

46 x 46cm