Mina Mina Jukurrpa (30x30cm pre-stretched on canvas) by Sarah Napaljarri Sims
Artist: Sarah Napaljarri Sims
Skin Name: Napaljarri
Jukurrpa (Dreaming): Mina Mina Jukurrpa
Canvas Size: 30x30cm
Mina Mina is an extremely important ceremonial site for Napangardi and Napanangka women that is located approximately 600km west of Yuendumu, just eat of Lake Mackay on the WA border. The area has a 'marluri' (salt lake or claypan) that is usually dry, without water. There are also a number of 'mulju' (soakages), sandhills, and a large stand of 'kurrkara' (Desert Oaks [Allocasuarina decaisneana]). The Mina Mina Jukurrpa is an important source of Warlpiri ritual knowledge and social organisation, particularly relating to the differant roles performed by men and women.
This artwork is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity, with the Story of the artwork told in greater detail.
About Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu
Established in 1985 Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia. Our main business is to promote the maintenance of local Indigenous culture by producing beautiful Aboriginal Art which is then sold around Australia and the world!
Warlukurlangu Artists is famous for its gloriously colourful acrylic paintings and limited edition prints. The Aboriginal art centre has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world.
Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named for a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.