Ninbella

Rug (Wool) by Jorna Narpurrurla Nelson

$600

The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Mina Mina, a place far to the west of Yuendumu, which is significant to Napangardi/Napanangka women andJapangardi/Japanangka men. All of them are the custodians of the Jukurrpa that created the area. The Jukurrpa story tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled to the east gathering food, collecting ‘ngalyipi’ (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began theirjourney at Mina Mina where karlangu’ (digging sticks) emerged from the ground. Taking these implements the women travelled east creating Janyinki and other sites. Their journey took them far to the east beyond the boundaries of Warlpiri country. The ‘ngalyipi’ vine grows up the trunks and limbs of the ‘kurrkara’ (desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneana]) trees. ‘Ngalyipi’ is a sacred vine to Napangardi and apanangka women that has manyuses. It can be used as a ceremonial wrap, as a strap to carry parrajas’ (wooden bowls) that are laden with bush tucker and as a tourniquet for

100% Wool, Dimensions: 152 × 91 cm

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