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Walka Wiru Ngura Wiru



SKU: 21-159

Artist: Alison Watson

Size: 40 x 40cm / Acrylic on canvas , #21-159

Walka Wiru Ngura Wiru

Walka Wiru Ngura Wiru ( lovely country, lovely drawing). This painting is inspired by the sandy desert around the Tompkinson ranges of Pipalyatjara, Kalka, and Irrunytju communities. Alison Watson carries the Minyma Kutjara (Two sisters) tjukurrpa (story); one of the most important women’s creation stories of the Western and Southern deserts and a special story for Irrunytju. It tells the story of the difficult journey of two sisters who travelled throughout these vast lands. The story is one that has been told many times through dance and painting. The places where the sisters travelled and rested can be traced through the desert, their actions often created landmarks, rock-holes and mountain ranges. Near Irrunytju the sisters sat on two hills and made hair belts in preparation for important women’s business. Here they threw their wana (digging stick) creating Wana Wani rockhole.

Weight 1 kg

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