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Schonelle Napurrula Stafford, Ngurlu Jukurrpa - Native Seed Dreaming, Aboriginal art

Ngurlu Jukurrpa – Native Seed Dreaming


Artist: Shonelle Napurrurla Stafford

Region: Central Desert
Medium: Acrylics on Stretched Canvas
Year: 2013
Size: 300mm x 300mm

SKU: W001/25 Categories: , ,
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Nakamarra/Napurrurla women and Jakamarra/Jupurrurla
men. The Jukurrpa is associated with a place called
Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara is a species of
Fimbristylis, a grass that bears edible seeds in the winter-
time. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone
(‘puturlu’) with a smaller stone (‘ngalikirri’) to make flour.
This flour is mixed with water (‘ngapa’) to make small seed
cakes. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional
iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular
sites and other elements. In paintings of this Jukurrpa large
concentric circles are used to represent Jaralypari and dots
surrounding these circles are often depicting the ‘ngurlu’.