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Mina Mina Jukurrpa Dreaming

Mina Mina Jukurrpa Dreaming

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Flora Nakamarra Brown | 111cm x 211cm

Not stretched or framed  |  Acrylic on Belgian Linen

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Framing can be organised on request, please email hello@lajarri.com with the artwork name and size for a framing price.

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 ‘maluri’ (clay pan) at Mina Mina.

In the Dreamtime, ancestral women danced at Mina Mina and ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks) rose up out of the ground. The women collected the digging sticks and then travelled on to the east, dancing, digging for bush tucker, collecting ‘ngalyipi’ (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]), and creating 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 tie around the forehead to cure headaches, and to bind cuts.

The women stopped at Karntakurlangu, Janyinki, Parapurnta, Kimayi and Munyuparntiparnti, sites spanning from the west to the east of Yuendumu. When they stopped, the women dug for bush foods like ‘jintiparnta’ (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 paintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa and other elements. In many paintings of this Jukurrpa, sinuous lines are used to represent the ‘ngalyipi’ (snake vine). Concentric circles are often used to represent the ‘jintiparnta’ (desert truffles) that the women have collected, while straight lines can be used to depict ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks).

Stretching & Framing

Not stretched or framed

Stretcheing and/or framing can be organised on request once you have purchased your piece, pricing starts at around 1/3 of the artwork price (on average).

This process generally takes around 3-4 weeks.

Framing options are Tasmanian Oak, White or Black painted pine.

All stretching and framing is completed by the team at Left Bank Art Group

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All artwork stretching and framing is taken care of by the team at Left Bank Art Group on the Gold Coast, a family business that has operated for over 40 years, employing over 20 local staff

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