Watanuma I by Yuyuya Nampitjinpa

Yuyuya_ Nampitjinpa Untitled 91 x 46cm.jpg
Yuyuya_ Nampitjinpa Untitled 91 x 46cm.jpg

Watanuma I by Yuyuya Nampitjinpa

900.00

Yuyuya Nampitjinpa  c.1946

Acrylic on canvas

91 x 46cm

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This painting depicts designs associated with the claypan site of Watanuma, north-west of the Kintore Community. A group of women camped at the site gathering the mungilypa or samphire seeds from the small shrub Tecticorna verrucosa.  These seeds are ground and mixed with water to a paste which is cooked in the coals to form a type of paste which is cooked in the coals to form a type of unleavened bread.