Women's Dreaming by Nancy Ross Nungurrayi

Nancy Ross Nungurrayi 'Women's Dreaming' 91 x 91cm.jpg
Nancy Ross Nungurrayi 'Women's Dreaming' 91 x 91cm.jpg

Women's Dreaming by Nancy Ross Nungurrayi

4,500.00

Nancy Ross Nungurrayi  1935 - 2010

Acrylic on canvas

91 x 91cm

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This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole and water soakage site of Marrapinti, situated in a creek, west of Pollock Hills.  A group of women of the Nangala and Napangati kinship subsections, represented by the 'U' shapes, camped at this site during their travels further east.  While at the site, the women made nose bones, also known as marrapinti, which are worn the the hole made in the nose web.  These nose bones were originally used by both men and women but are now only inserted by the older generation on ceremonial occasions.  The women also performed the ceremonies associated with the area.

COLLECTIONS:
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney