Ngalyapi -Snake Vine- Emu Dreaming

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Artist: Margaret Lewis Napangardi
Year: 2009
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 84cm x 56.5cm
Price: $550
Shipping: $30
Description: After rain the women walk along the creek beds looking for bush mushrooms which spawn after rain. They place these in their coolamons and when their coolamons are full they use the snake vine to wrap around the coolamon to keep the bush mushrooms from falling out. The Concentric circles represent ceremonial sites at Mina Mina, west of Yuendumu where Napangardi & Napanangka women moietus danced yawulyu (sacred dancing) wearing their hair string skirts. Also depicted sacred emu site where women hunt & celebrate the abundant bush tucker in this area. Comes with 5 working photos
Reference: MLN84