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Janmarda Jukurrpa by Jill Nungarrayi Watson - Original Painting - 30x30cm

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We are very excited here at Yarn to now offer a number of incredible original paintings by Warlukurlangu Artists, an art centre based in the remote community of Yuendumu. The artists are famous for their gloriously colourful acrylic paintings that depict stories of the country around Yuendumu and Nyirripi, the Dreamtime and their ancestors.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the delicate nature of these original paintings, each will be carefully packaged and shipped within 2 weeks.

Product: Original Canvas Painting 
Materials: Stretched canvas, acrylic paint and raw oak wooden frame (1x 4.5cm). 
Size: 30x30cm
Artist: Jill Nungarrayi Watson 
Story: Janmarda Jukurrpa

‘Janmarda’ (Bush Onion) are small bulbs found in the soft soils on the banks of sandy creeks. One of the sites for this dreaming story is Purrupurru, near Wakurlpa to the north of Yuendumu. One day, ancestral women were collecting and cooking ‘Janmarda’ when they saw an old Jungarrayi man called Warnungurla, who had been travelling from the west. He was hiding in the bushes, watching the women wanting to make love to them. He had an enormous ‘Ngirnti’ that was long like a hose. It entered the ground and came up near the women. They were frightened of him and tried to hide. When they saw his 'Ngirnti’ they beat it with their digging sticks, killing the old man. The old man can still be seen today in the form of a large stone figure at Purrupurru.

Due to the delicate nature of these original paintings, each will be carefully packaged and shipped within 1 week.

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Original Artwork by:

Warlukurlangu Artists
Yuendumu and Nyirripi

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