Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina mina Dreaming) by Gayle Napangardi Gibson

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Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina mina Dreaming) by Gayle Napangardi Gibson

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Gayle Napangardi Gibson

61 x 46cm

Acrylic on canvas

Image ©Gayle Napangardi Gibson

Copyright of artwork and text remains with the artist and Aboriginal traditional owners, is administered on their behalf and reproduced here witht he permission of Warlukurlangu Aboriginal Corporation.

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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 Julurrpa story tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled to the east gathering foo, collecting 'ngalyipi' (snake vine or 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 far 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 or Allocasuarine decaisneana) trees. 'Ngalyipi' is a sacred vine to Npangardi and Napanangka 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 (food) and as a tourniquet for headaches.