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Madeleine Napangardi Dixon

Majardi Jukurrpa (Hairstring Belt/Skirt or Tassel Dreaming) – Mina Mina No.3

$320.00
Size:
50 x 90 cm
60 x 110cm
80 x 150cm
95 x 180cm
130 x 250cm
Product Type:
Unframed Print on Paper
Framed Art Print
Frame Colour:
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White
Black
Oak
By Cecily Napanangka Marshall
Skin Name, Napanangka

Jukurrpa (Dreaming): Janganpa Jukurrpa (Brush-tail Possum Dreaming) Mawurrji

Janganpa Jukurrpa (common brush-tail possum [Trichosurus vulpecula] Dreaming) travels all over Warlpiri country. ‘Janganpa’ are nocturnal animals that often nest in the hollows of white gum trees (‘wapunungka’). This story comes from a big hill called Mawurrji, west of Yuendumu and north of Pikilyi (Vaughan Springs). A group of ‘janganpa’ ancestors resided there. Every night they would go out in search of food. Their hunting trips took them to Wirlki and Wanapirdi, where they found ‘pamapardu’ (flying ants). They journeyed on to Ngarlkirdipini looking for water. A Nampijinpa women was living at Mawurrji with her two daughters. She gave her daughters in marriage to a Jupurrurla ‘janganpa’ but later decided to run away with them. The Jupurrurla angrily pursued the woman. He tracked them to Mawurrji where he killed them with a stone axe. Their bodies are now rocks at this place. Warlpiri people perform a young men’s initiation ceremony, which involves the Janganpa Jukurrpa. The Janganpa Jukurrpa belongs to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men and Nakamarra/Napurrurla women. In Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent this Jukurrpa. ‘Janganpa’ tracks are often represented as ‘E’ shaped figures and concentric circles are used to depict the trees in which the ‘janganpa’ live, and also the sites at Mawurrji.

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Beautiful

Great design, very well made and framed. Arrived quickly and carefully packaged. Would highly recommend this store!

Hi Julie! We are so thrilled you are happy with your print and our services. Thank you for the lovely review

Fantastic picture

Good packing condition, thoughtfully left inside building and near the lift. Canvas quality is excellent and it enhanced my room vibe.