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  • Mitchell Japanangka Martin , Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 122x107cm
  • Mitchell Japanangka Martin , Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 122x107cm
  • Mitchell Japanangka Martin , Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 122x107cm
  • Mitchell Japanangka Martin , Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 122x107cm
Mitchell Japanangka Martin , Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 122x107cm
Mitchell Japanangka Martin , Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 122x107cm
Mitchell Japanangka Martin , Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 122x107cm
Mitchell Japanangka Martin , Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 122x107cm

Mitchell Japanangka Martin , Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 122x107cm

$2,239.00
  • Aboriginal Artist - Mitchell Japanangka Martin
  • Community - Nyirripi 
  • Aboriginal Art Centre - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation  
  • Catalogue number - 2890/19ny  
  • Materials - Acrylic on linen  
  • Size(cm) - H107 W122 D2  
  • Postage variants - Artwork posted un-stretched and rolled for safe shipping
  • Orientation - Painted from all sides and OK to hang as wished

The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Mina Mina, a place far to the west of Yuendumu, which is significant to Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/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 their journey 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 Napanangka women that has many uses. 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 headaches.

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