Jeanie Napangardi Lewis - Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming)

CODE: 2089/20ny
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  • Artist: Jeanie Napangardi Lewis
    Artwork: Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming)
    Catalogue Number: 2089/20ny
    Size: 122cm x 91cm
    Acrylic on canvas - unstretched.
    Painting will be shipped rolled, unstretched.
    Artworks include a stamped signed Certificate of Authenticity from Warlukurlangu Artists. 

  • Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming)
    Mina Mina is an extremely important ceremonial site for Napangardi and Napanangka women that is located approximately 600kms west of Yuendumu, just east of Lake Mackay and the WA border. The area has a ‘marluri’ (salt lake or claypan) that is usually dry, without water. There are also a number of ‘mulju’ (soakages), sandhills, and a large stand of ‘kurrkara’ (desert oaks [Allocasuarina decaisneana]). The Mina Mina Jukurrpa is an important source of Warlpiri ritual knowledge and social organization, particularly relating to the different roles performed by men and women.

    This Jukurrpa contains important information about the different roles that men and women play in Warlpiri culture, particularly in the context of ritual performance. It alludes to an earlier time in which their ritual and social roles were reversed, in which women controlled the sacred objects and weapons that are now exclusively “owned” by men.

    In contemporary Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography can be used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites, and other elements. In paintings of the Mina Mina Jukurrpa,  sinuous lines are often used to represent ‘ngalyipi’ (snakevine). Circles and roundels can represent the ‘jintiparnta’ (desert truffle) that the women collected as they travelled, and straight lines are used to represent the ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks). ‘Majardi’ (hairstring skirts) are represented by wavy lines suspended from a single curved line.

Category: Painting, Warlukurlangu