Watiya-warnu Jukurrpa (Seed Dreaming) by Watson Jangala Robertson
Watiya-warnu Jukurrpa (Seed Dreaming) by Watson Jangala Robertson 4284p/17 - 2 - 3
Print 21 x 29.5cm
This painting tells the story of a Jangala, Watiya-warnu (Acacia tenuissima) ancestor who picked up the acacia seeds and placed them in parrajas one of which he carried on his head. The associated ceremony involves a large ground painting. This seed bearing three grows in open spinifex or mulga country.
In paintings of this dreaming, ‘U’ shapes are often depicting women collecting the watiya-warnu seeds. Oval shapes represent the parrajas where they carry the seeds, and straight lines beside them frequently portray digging sticks.