Kuniya Dreaming at Tingari
Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa
Acryl on Linen
91 x 122 cm
This painting depicts designs associated with the travels of two kuniya (pythons), a male and a female, from Manapinti to the rock hole site of Karrilwarra, a site north-west of the Kiwirrkura Community. The snakes’ tracks are represented by the lines in the painting.
It is told, that at Karrilwarra the snakes created the rock holes, soakages and sandhills before travelling south-west to Wiluna. The concentric circles in this painting represent the rock holes at the site.
This site was also visited by travelling Tingari people, who later continued their journey in the same direction as the snakes. Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given.