Bush Potato Dreaming – Yarla Jukurrpa (Nakamarra, Napurrurla-kurlangu)

This dreaming belongs to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla and Nakamarra/Napurrurla groups. It is about yams, or bush potatoes (Warlpiri: yarla, ngamarna; Latin: Ipomea costata) and yaljirrpa. They grow in the Mirrirdi area, east of Lajamanu. The women hunt for them regularly. The plant has long vines that spread out through the ground, and the potato grows on the vine. The vine is called wunju in Warlpiri. The women look for cracks in the ground that the vine has made, then dig down deep into the ground to find the bush potato. They are eaten cooked and have a sweet taste.

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Medium: Painting
800x300mm Acrylic on Canvas
Year: 2013
SKU: 877-13

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This dreaming belongs to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla and Nakamarra/Napurrurla groups. It is about yams, or bush potatoes (Warlpiri: yarla, ngamarna; Latin: Ipomea costata) and yaljirrpa. They grow in the Mirrirdi area, east of Lajamanu. The women hunt for them regularly. The plant has long vines that spread out through the ground, and the potato grows on the vine. The vine is called wunju in Warlpiri. The women look for cracks in the ground that the vine has made, then dig down deep into the ground to find the bush potato. They are eaten cooked and have a sweet taste.

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About Beryl Nalandjia Nakamarra Herbert-Barnes

Beryl was born in an outstation called Yumurrpa, West of Yuendumu, near the Chilla Well. She walked to Lajamanu and found her husband here. There were no houses here when she arrived in Lajamanu. She had three daughters.