STORY - Karnta

This painting depicts Nakamarra and Napurrurla women hunting for bush foods. Women would traditionally dig for many bush foods using wooden 'Karlangu' (digging sticks). The end of the digging sticks were charred and ground on a stone surface to create bevelled edge. Today, many Warlpiri women use crowbars to dig for bush foods. Collected bush foods are traditionally carried in 'Parraja' (coolamons), which can be carried with a strap made from snake vine.