STORY - Snake Dreaming

The site depicted in this painting is Ngama, located south of Yuendumu. The story describes the journey of Yarripiri, an ancestral ‘Warna’ (snake). Yarripiri was very sad as his family had left him behind at Wirnparrku. He was blind and crippled but he was determined to follow and search them out. Due to his physical state, he was carried by 'Kurdungurlu' (ceremonial police of the Dreaming) to help him find his family.