Tree Dreaming

This dreaming tells about the many different trees in the area around Lajamanu. They are used for many things including medicine and a food source. The women gather fruit, nuts, bark and make coolamons from the trunks.
For example the ngarkirdirri tree we make watiya (digging/fighting stick) and we can also find laaju (witchetty grub) here with this tree.

$320.00

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Medium: Painting
400x300mm Acrylic on Canvas
Year: 2020
SKU: 11-20

Description

This dreaming tells about the many different trees in the area around Lajamanu. They are used for many things including medicine and a food source. The women gather fruit, nuts, bark and make coolamons from the trunks.
For example the ngarkirdirri tree we make watiya (digging/fighting stick) and we can also find laaju (witchetty grub) here with this tree.

Additional information

Weight 0.8 kg

About Molly Jinjingarli Tasman

Napurrurla grew up in the Tanami Desert and lived at Mt Doreen, Yarturlu-yarturlu and Yurrampi. She lived a traditional life style as a young child. She was moved to Lajamanu with her family when the government relocated people to the new community in the 1950s. She is dedicated to the preservation of her culture and works tirelessly to this end. She has been teaching children in school bilingual education programs for many years. Her artistic talents are widely respected among her peers and those who know her. Art is a way of preserving and expressing culture in a meaningful way. Napurrurla loves to paint and finds a lot of freedom in this form of expression, showing her gentle feminine personality in her work, which is delightful to most viewers of the art she creates. Napurrurla is a desert lady who has travelled by foot along the paths of her dreaming stories, and whose creations are from her soul. Napurrurla's art has been featured in exhibitions all over Australia since 1992, and she was a finalist in the 2008 & 2011 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

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