This painting tells about a place far to the west of Yuendumu in Central Australia which is significant to the Napangardi women and Japangardi men. All of them are the custodians of the 'Jukurrpa' that created the area. The Jukurrpa story tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who walked to the east gathering food, collecting snake vine and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their journey at Mina Mina where digging sticks emerged from the ground. Taking these implements the women traveled further east and beyond the boundaries of their Warlpiri country to create other sites. The snake vine grows up the trunks and limbs of the desert oak tree and has many uses. It can be used as a ceremonial wrap, as a strap to carry wooden bowls that are laden with bush tucker and used as medicines for headaches as well.
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