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Milatjari Pumani: Ngura Walytja, Antara


Details

  • No.:RK1015
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:96 × 96 cm
  • Year:2012
  • Region:APY Lands (East)
  • Art Centre:Mimili Maku
  • Status:

This painting is about Milatjari's home, family and culture. The country is Antara, a place not far from Mimili Community. Antara country belonged to Milatjari's uncle. Milatjari's mother and father would take her sister and brother out hunting and gathering for food from Antara. Milatjari's father would hunt for kangaroos and goannas; while her mother would take the children to gather bush tucker. Antara is a very special place for Milatjari. She always paints this country and the Maku Tjukurpa. The Maku Tjukurpa (witchetty grub songline) is a significant songline for this area. The women from Mimili would go to the waterhole north of Mimili. They would clean it out, then wait for the rain to come. When the waterhole was full with water they would tap on the water's surface and sing inma for Maku tjuta (enough Maku for everyone). The rock holes, hills and country are depicted in this painting.


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