Pulinyanu Women Dreaming


Mary Anne Nampijinpa Michaels

SKU: 10193
Acryl on linen
61 x 91 cm
This painting depicts designs associated with the soakage water site of Pulinyanu, which is slightly north of the Nyirrpi Community. In ancestral times, a group of women of the Nampitjinpa and Nangala kinship subsections, gathered at this site to perform the dances and sing the songs associated with the area.

The women are represented in the painting by the U shapes, while the roundels in the work represent the soakage waters at the site. The women collected Witjirrki (wild fi g) from nearby trees and gathered wood for making wana (digging sticks). Upon completion of the ceremonies at Pulinyanu the women continued their travels east.
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