Janganpa Jukurrpa - Possum Dreaming by Paddy Stewart Japaljarri

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Janganpa Jukurrpa - Possum Dreaming by Paddy Stewart Japaljarri

500.00

Paddy Stewart Japaljarri c. 1940 - d. 2103

76 x 46cm

Acrylic on canvas

©Paddy Stewart Japaljarri

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This Dreaming (Creation) story belongs to Nungarrayi, Napaljarri women and  Jungarrayi, Japaljarri men and comes from the Yakurdiyi area, south of Yuendumu. The circular motifs are hollow tress in which the janganpa (possums) live and the 'E' shapes and wavy lines represent the tracks in the sand as janganpa runs from tree to tree. The men wait for janganpa to become active at night, when they leave their nests in search of mates and hunt them with karli (boomerangs).

Copyright for both the artwork and text remains with the artist and Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation and is reproduced here with kind permission.