Bush Potato Dreaming – Yarla Jukurrpa

This dreaming tells about bush yams or potatoes. The trees are green all year round. When the flowers are on the tree the women know that the potatoes are ready to dig for. The women look for long, thin cracks along the ground, made from the vines of the potato plant. The women dig where the cracks are. The potatoes are deep in the ground, sometimes more than one meter deep. The women gather them in wooden dishes, called parraja in Warlpiri. Bush potatoes are cooked on the coals, and have a sweet taste.

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Medium: Painting
850 x 500mm Synthetic Polymer Paint on Canvas
Year: 2021
SKU: 158-21

Description

This dreaming tells about bush yams or potatoes. The trees are green all year round. When the flowers are on the tree the women know that the potatoes are ready to dig for. The women look for long, thin cracks along the ground, made from the vines of the potato plant. The women dig where the cracks are. The potatoes are deep in the ground, sometimes more than one meter deep. The women gather them in wooden dishes, called parraja in Warlpiri. Bush potatoes are cooked on the coals, and have a sweet taste.

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Weight 0.8 kg

About Denise Robertson

Denise Napangardi is a Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Her family are deeply contected to Warnayaka Art as far back as the 1980s when Warlpiri here decided to sell art work in the commercial art market space.  Denise has represented the art centre as a cultural knowledge holder in France, Poland and Germany.  She has a big role in Lajamanu as a senior lady.  She also works in Aged Care looking after the very old people in Lajamanu doing meals on wheels.  On fleeting occasions she comes to paint at the art centre.

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