Marrapinta

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Artist: Naata Ross Nungurrayi
Year: 2004
Medium: Acrylic on Belgium Linen Canvas
Size: 120cm x 45cm
Price: $3650
Shipping: To be quoted
Description: This painting depicts designs associated with the rock hole site of Marrapinta, situated in a creek west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. A group of Nangala and Napangati women camped at this site during their travels west. While there, the women made nose bones, also known as marrapinti, which are worn through a hole in the nose. These bones were originally used by both men and women but are now only inserted by older people on ceremonial occasions. The women later travelled east, passing through Wirrulnga and Ngaminya and then to Kiwirrikurra. A Rare Unique beautifully executed design and a blue chip investment.
Reference: NRTN45-a