Ngarlkirdi Jukurrpa (30x30cm pre-stretched on canvas) by Violet Malbunka
Artist: Violet Napurrurla Malbunka
Skin Name: Napurrurla
Jukurrpa (Dreaming): Ngarlkirdi Jukurrpa (Witchetty Grub Dreaming)
Canvas Size: 30x30cm
This painting depicts Napaljarri and Nungarrayi women (often
shown as ‘U’ shaped figures) collecting ‘ngarlkirdi’ (witchetty
grubs) in an area known as Kunajarrayi (Mount Nicker) 200 km
to the south-west of Yuendumu. Witchetty grubs can be eaten
cooked or raw and are edible in all phases of their life cycle. The
design of this painting also symbolises important features of
initiation ceremonies for young Japaljarri and Jungarrayi men.
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.