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Yukultji Napangati: untitled


Details

  • No.:RK0522
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:122 × 122 cm
  • Year:2010
  • Region:Kintore
  • Art Centre:Papunya Tula Artists
  • Status:

This painting depicts designs associated with Yunala, a rockhole and soakage water site situated among sandhills just to the west of the Kirwirrkura Community in Western Australia.

During ancestral times a group of women camped at this site after travelling from further west. While at Yunala the women camped beside the rockhole, digging for the edible roots of the bush banana or silky pear vine Marsdenia australis, also known as yunala. The lines in the work represent both the sandhills surrounding the site as well as the yunala tubers underground.

The women later continued their travels towards the east, passing through Marrapinti, Ngaminya and Wirrulnga on their way to Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay).


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