Tjunkiya Napaltjarri: untitled
- Medium:Acrylic on Linen
- Size:91 × 91 cm
- Art Centre:Papunya Tula Artists
This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Umari, situated in sandhill country east of Mt Webb in Western Australia. The roundels in the painting represent rockholes at the site while the lines represent the rows of tali (sandhills) which surround Umari.
A number of women gathered at Umari to perform ceremonies associated with the site. The women, one of the Nangla kinship subsection and the others of the Napaltjarri kinship subsection, later travelled towards the east. One of the ancestral stories associated with the area concerns a relationship between a man of the Tjakamarra kinship subsection and a woman of the Nangala kinship subsection. This is a mother-in-law relationship, which is taboo in Aboriginal culture.
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