Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) by Flora Nakamarra Brown 265/22NY
Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming), Flora Nakamarra Brown
Acrylic on Belgian Linen, 107 x 107 cm
Currently unstretched $2085
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Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Dreaming) — is associated with Mina Mina lands to the far west of Yuendumu. These lands are significant to the Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men. These Dreaming tells of the journey of a group of women travelling to the east gathering food, collecting snake vine and performing ceremonies as they travel.
In the Dreamtime, these ancestral women danced at Mina Mina and 'karlangu' (digging sticks) rose up out of the ground. They collected these digging sticks and started travelling to the east.
When the women danced at Mina Mina, they created a large dust cloud that swept up the 'walyankarna' (snake ancestors).
The walyankarna had previously transformed themselves from witchetty grubs into snakes, and they had stopped at Mina Mina to watch the women dance.
In this way that women's Dreaming and Nagarlkirdi Jukurrpa (Witchetty Grub Dreaming) intersect. This allowed the ancestral women to observe the witchetty grubs and learn how to best locate and cook them, which are skills that Walpiri women still use today.