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Elizabeth Napaljarri Katakarinja, Jujutuma Jukurrpa - Caterpillar Dreaming, Aboriginal art

Jujutuma Jukurrpa – Caterpillar Dreaming


Artist: Elizabeth Napaljarri Katakarinja

Region: Central Desert
Medium: Acrylics on Stretched Canvas
Year: 2014
Size: 300mm x 300mm

SKU: W001/11 Categories: , ,
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The Jajutuma Jukurrpa is related to a site near to Wapurtali
(Mt. Singleton) to the west of Yuendumu. ‘Jajutuma’
(caterpillar) are found in ‘warrilyi’ trees (Blue Mallee).
Paintings of the travels and actions of Jajutuma in the
Wapurtali area often show the huge battle that the
‘jajutuma’ and ‘yarla’ (bush potato) ancestors fought at
Yumurrpa. In tradional Warlpiri paintings symbols are
used to depict specific sites, events, entites and the travels
of heroic ancestral beings. In the paintings of this Dreaming
long straight lines and continuous wavy lines often are used
to depict the paths taken by the ‘jajutuma’ ancestors as
they travelled from Wapurtali to Nyurdiparu. This story
belongs to women of the Nakamarra/Napurrurla
subsections, and to their calssificatory brothers: the
Jakamarra/Japurrurla men.