Patrick Japangardi Williams

Mina Mina Jukurrpa 2015
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 72 x 1 in
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In the Dreamtime, ancestral women danced at Mina Mina when Karlangu (digging sticks) rose up our of the ground. the women collected the sticks and then travelled on to the east dancing, digging for bush tucker, collecting snamke vine and creating many places as they went. Ngalyipi is a rope-like creeper that grows up the trunks of limbs of trees including desire oak. It is used a a ceremonial wrap and as a strap to carry coolamons and water carriers.