Hairstring at Mina Mina


SKU: 10150
Acryl auf Leinen
61x 122cm
This painting depicts a major women’s ceremonial site known as Mina Mina, located near Lake Mackay in the Tanami Desert, north of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. The central dark element represents strands of hair that is worn as belts and tassels by Warlpiri women.

These strands of hair are closely associated with the Karnakurlangu Jurkurrpa that is acted out at the Mina Mina ceremonial site. They are mainly spun directly after the death of a family member. Women cut their hair, ritually cleanse it and spin it into yarn.