Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) – Ngarlikirlangu by Sabrina Nungarrayi Gibson
Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) – Ngarlikirlangu by Sabrina Nungarrayi Gibson.
This painting depicts a yankirri Jukurrpa (emu [Dromaius novaehollandiae] Dreaming) from a place called Ngarlikurlangu, approximately 50 kilometres north of Yuendumu (NT). The kirda (owners) of this Dreaming are Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men.
This Jukurrpa tells the story of a yankirri (emu) and a wardilyka (bush turkey or bustard [Ardeotis australis]). Yankirri lived at a soakage to the west called Warnirripanu (or Walangkamirirri), while wardilyka lived at a soakage to the east called Parirri. The emu and bush turkey used to go around the country picking yakajirri (bush raisins [Solanum centrale]) and mashing them into kapurdu (fruit balls) to save in their nests for later. However, they were jealous of each other; the emu thought that the bush turkey was picking the best and juiciest yakajirri, and was leaving him with only the sour yakajirri.
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Dimensions: 300 x 300 mm prestretched
Material: Acrylic on canvas
Painted in Central Australia
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