Ngalyipi Jukurrpa (Snake Vine Dreaming)

Maker
Judy Napangardi Watson (b.Circa 1925, d.2016)
Date
2010
Description
This Jukurrpa comes from Mina Mina, country sacred to Napangardi and Napanangka women, far to the west of Yuendumu. In the Dreaming women danced at Mina Mina and digging sticks rose up out of the ground. The women collected these up and travelled on, dancing and creating many places. The central motif of this work is Ngalyipi, or snake vine, a rope-like creeper used as a ceremonial wrap. The circles represent Jintiparnta, native truffle, which the women gathered for sustenance on their long journey which eventually took them beyond Warlpiri country.

Copyright of artwork and text remains with Judy Napangardi Watson and Aboriginal traditional owners and is administered by Warlukurlangu Artists.
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Object detail

Skin Name
Napangardi
Date
Medium
etching
Measurements
67.0 x 54.0 cm (paper)
49.0 x 38.5 cm (image)
Accession Number
MHM2017.47
Credit line
Purchased 2016
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category

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