Minyma Tjuta Lake Hopkins – Josephine Napurrula

$340.00

40.6cm x 76.2cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

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40.6cm x 76.2cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

Josephine Napurrula

Josephine was born in the bush. Her father’s country¬† is Tjukurla – Kulitu Tjakamarra, her mother’s country is Kintore – Napiltjarri. She paints father’s Tjukurrpa of Tjukurla as well as Inma: minyma tjurta dancing (many women dancing).

Minyma Tjuta Lake Hopkins

Lake Hopkins, the salt lake just north of Tjukurla Community, is a traditional site for women’s ceremony, a time for the transference of knowledge through generations. The painting describes journeys traveled by ancestors, and details the ceremonial artifacts such as nampa (skirt made of hair), puturru (dancing stick) and manguri (ring made of hair used to balance bowls on the head when walking). Also described are campsites, women sitting down with wanna (digging stick), wira (wooden bowls) and tali (sandhills).