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Alana Nakamarra Gibson - Desert fringe-rush seed dreaming 76x61cm

Artwork

Alana Nakamarra Gibson - Desert fringe-rush seed dreaming 76x61cm

$1,500.00 AUD

Artwork Name: Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Artist: Alana Nakamarra Gibson

Size: 76cm x 61cm un-stretched canvas

Item Code: 10425

Art Story

This Jukurrpa belongs to women of the Nakamarra/Napurrurla subsections and to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. This Dreaming is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara (desert fringe-rush is a grass with an edible seed. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone ('ngatinyanu') with a smaller stone ('ngalikirri') to make flour. This flour is mixed with water ('ngapa') to make damper cakes which are cooked and eaten. In Warlpiri traditional paintings
iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. Large concentric circles often represent the site of Jaralypari and also the seed bearing grass Lukurrara. 'U' shapes can depict the Karnta (women) collecting 'lukarrara' and straight lines are frequently used to portray seeds that fall down to the ground and are also collected by women using
their 'parrajas' (wooden food carriers) and 'karlangu' (digging sticks).