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Watiyawarnu

$500.00

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Description

This Jukurrpa (Dreaming) belongs to Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/ Jampijinpa men. Watiyawarnu or Acacia Tenuissima is a seed bearing tree that grows in open spinifex and mulga country. One Jangala man (a Watiyawarnu) travelled south from a small hill called Ngurlpurranyanu, to Yamunturrngu (also known as Mt Liebig). This part of the story is at a place called Parayu which is near the Granites.As he travelled he picked up seeds and placed them in parrajas (food carriers) which are shown as the four short parallel lines in the centre of the print. He carried one of these on his head.  Nangala and Nampijinpa women are depicted as U shapes collecting Watiyawarnu seeds. The straight lines surrounding the central image represent kurlarda (killing spears) and the path of the Jukurrpa. This print and the one titled, Rainbow Men, are the last two works Abie completed before his death in September 2002. The print is signed by his son, Tony Sampson, on behalf of his father.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 87 × 9 × 9 cm
Medium

Etching (multi-plate)

Artist

Abie Jangala

Image Size

Paper

Paper Size

Published

Edition Size

50

Printer

Basil Hall

Types

Prints

Region

Central Desert

Studio

Basil Hall Editions, Darwin NT

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