Debbie Napaljarri Brown - Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato)

CODE: 802/18ny
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  • Artist: Debbie Napaljarri Brown
    Artwork: Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato)- Ngaru
    Catalogue Number: 802/18ny
    Size: 91cm x 76cm
    Acrylic on canvas - unstretched.
    Painting will be shipped rolled, unstretched.
    Artworks include a stamped signed Certificate of Authenticity from Warlukurlangu Artists. 

  • Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato)
    The Wanakiji Jukurrpa (bush tomato [Solanum chippendalei] Dreaming) travels through Yaturlu (near Mount Theo, north of Yuendumu). “Wanakiji” grows in open spinifex country and is a small, prickly plant with purple flowers that bears green fleshy fruit with many small black seeds. After collecting the fruit the seeds are removed with a small wooden spoon called ‘kajalarra’. The fruit then can be eaten raw or threaded onto skewers called ‘turlturrpa’ and then cooked over a fire. ‘Wanakiji’ can also be skewered and left to dry. When they are prepared in this way it is called ‘turlturrpa’ and the fruit can be kept for a long time. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. The Wanakiji Jukurrpa belongs to Napanangka/Napangardi women and Japanangka/Japangardi men.

Category: Painting, Warlukurlangu