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Judy Napangardi Watson, Love Story, Aboriginal art

Love Story


Artist: Judy Watson

Region: Central Desert
Medium: Screenprint
Image Size: 760 mm x 560 mm
Paper Size: 760 mm x 560 mm
Edition Size: 99
Printer: Basil Hall
Studio: Basil Hall Editions Darwin, NT

SKU: JW006 Categories: , , ,
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At Mina Mina women were living and having women’s ceremony also at Warlpalpa (soakage water) The Napangardi/Napurrurla women were weaving Jirnjirla (White/feather) around their head. The old man named Jarlkirjarlki Jakamarra who was watching them from his country Munyuparnti-parhti, near Mt Dennison. So he went up to them and took them towards the east. Jakamarra took them to a place called Yalankirri that is in Alawarri Country. The Jakamarra was singing love songs for them and so he left them at Yalankirri, while he was singing he made the ladies put their hands behind their backs. The ladies stopped at this place called Yalankirri forever and Jajamarra Jarlkijarlki came back to Munyuparnti-parnti. Before Jakamarra man took the women east the women made a big wee at Munyuparnti partni and they made a big hole in the ground and this hole is called Munypartni, partni and in this story also the Jakamarra man was rubbing his hand on his private parts so he could have all the women to himself