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Ruth Napangardi Langdon, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 61x30cm
  • Ruth Napangardi Langdon, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 61x30cm
  • Ruth Napangardi Langdon, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 61x30cm
  • Ruth Napangardi Langdon, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 61x30cm
  • Ruth Napangardi Langdon, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 61x30cm
Ruth Napangardi Langdon, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 61x30cm
Ruth Napangardi Langdon, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 61x30cm
Ruth Napangardi Langdon, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 61x30cm
Ruth Napangardi Langdon, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 61x30cm

Ruth Napangardi Langdon, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 61x30cm

$279.00
  • Aboriginal Artist - Ruth Napangardi Langdon
  • Community - Yuendumu
  • Aboriginal Art Centre - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
  • Catalogue number - 5812/21
  • Materials - Acrylic on linen 
  • Size(cm) - H61 W30 D2 
  • Postage variants - Artwork is posted un-stretched and rolled for safe shipping
  • Orientation - Painted from all sides OK to hang as wished

The Wanakiji Jukurrpa (bush tomato [Solanum chippendalei] Dreaming) travels through Yaturlu (near Mount Theo, north of Yuendumu). “Wanakiji” grows in open spinifex country and is a small, prickly plant with purple flowers that bears green fleshy fruit with many small black seeds. After collecting the fruit the seeds are removed with a small wooden spoon called ‘kajalarra’. The fruit then can be eaten raw or threaded onto skewers called ‘turlturrpa’ and then cooked over a fire. ‘Wanakiji’ can also be skewered and left to dry. When they are prepared in this way it is called ‘turlturrpa’ and the fruit can be kept for a long time. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. The Wanakiji Jukurrpa belongs to Napanangka/Napangardi women and Japanangka/Japangardi men.

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