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  • Valentine Nakamarra White, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 61x46cm
  • Valentine Nakamarra White, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 61x46cm
  • Valentine Nakamarra White, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 61x46cm
  • Valentine Nakamarra White, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 61x46cm
Valentine Nakamarra White, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 61x46cm
Valentine Nakamarra White, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 61x46cm
Valentine Nakamarra White, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 61x46cm
Valentine Nakamarra White, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 61x46cm

Valentine Nakamarra White, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 61x46cm

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  • Artist - Valentine Nakamarra White
  • Community - Yuendumu 
  • Art Centre/Community organisation - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation  
  • Catalogue number - 2000/18 
  • Materials - Acrylic on canvas  
  • Size(cm) - H61 W46 D2
  • Postage variants - Artwork posted un-stretched and rolled for safe shipping
  • Orientation - Painted from all sides and OK to hang as wished

This Jukurrpa belongs to women of the Nakamarra/Napurrurla subsections and to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. This Dreaming is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara (desert fringe-rush [Fimbristylis oxystachya & Fimbristylis eremophila]) is a grass with an edible seed. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone (‘ngatinyanu’) with a smaller stone (‘ngalikirri’) to make flour. This flour is mixed with water (‘ngapa’) to make damper cakes which are cooked and eaten. In Warlpiri traditional paintings iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. Large concentric circles often represent the site of Jaralypari and also the seed bearing grass Lukurrara. ‘U’ shapes can depict the Karnta (women) collecting ‘lukarrara’ and straight lines are frequently used to portray seeds that fall down to the ground and are also collected by women using their ‘parrajas’ (wooden food carriers) and ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks). 

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