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Phyllis Napurrula Williams, Ngapa Jukurrpa - Water Dreaming - Pirlinyarnu, Aboriginal art

Ngapa Jukurrpa – Water Dreaming – Pirlinyarnu


Artist: Phyllis Napurrula Williams

Region: Central Desert
Medium: Acrylics on Unstretched Canvas
Year: 2014
Size: 610mm x 610mm

SKU: W003/11 Categories: , ,
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The site depicted in this painting is Pirlinyarnu (Mt.
Farewell), about 165 km west of Yuendumu in the Northern
Territory. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain,
unleashing a giant storm that collided with another storm
from Wapurtali. The two storms travelled across the
country, from Karlipinpa near Kintore. A Kirrkarlanji (brown
falcon [Falco berigora]) carried the storm further west until
it dropped the storm at Pirlinyarnu, forming an enormous
Maliri (lake). A “mulju” (soakage) exists in this place today.
At Puyurru the bird dug up a ‘warnayarra’ (rainbow serpent).
The serpent carried water with it to create another large
lake. Whenever it rains today hundreds of ‘ngapangarlpa’
(bush ducks) still flock to Pirlinyarnu. The ‘kirda’ (custodians)
for this Jukurrpa are Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/
Nampijinpa women.