EDITION RUG 'Mina Mina Jukurrpa' design by Jorna Napurrula Nelson

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EDITION RUG 'Mina Mina Jukurrpa' design by Jorna Napurrula Nelson

429.00

Limited Edition #18/100

91 x 152cm

The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Mina Mina, a place far to the west of Yuendumu, which is significant to Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka 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 travelled to the east gathering food, collecting ‘ngalyipi’ (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their journey at Mina Mina where karlangu’ (digging sticks) emerged from the ground. Taking these implements the women travelled east creating Janyinki and other sites. Their journey took them far to the east beyond the boundaries of Warlpiri country. The ‘ngalyipi’ vine grows up the trunks and limbs of the ‘kurrkara’ (desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneana]) trees. ‘Ngalyipi’ is a sacred vine to Napangardi and apanangka women that has many uses. It can be used as a ceremonial wrap, as a strap to carry parrajas’ (wooden bowls) that are laden with bush tucker and as a tourniquet.

Hand dyed, chain stitched wool finished with a heavy cotton backing. This rug is born of a cross cultural collaboration between Aboriginal artists and traditional Kashmiri weavers through Better World Arts.

Text courtesy of Better World Arts

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