Native Seed Dreaming by Runa Napangardi Williams from the Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu
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Artist: Runa Napangardi Williams
Title: Native Seed Dreaming
Art Centre: Warlukurlangu Artists
Size: 61cm x 46cm
Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming)
Nakamarra/Napurrurla women and Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. The Jukurrpa is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara is a species of Fimbristylis, a grass that bears edible seeds in the winter-time. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone (‘puturlu’) with a smaller stone (‘ngalikirri’) to make flour. This flour is mixed with water (‘ngapa’) to make small seed cakes. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. In paintings of this Jukurrpa large concentric circles are used to represent Jaralypari and dots surrounding these circles are often depicting the ‘ngurlu’.