Jintiparnta Jukurrpa (Edible Fungi Dreaming) by Tina Napangardi Martin
Jintiparnta Jukurrpa (Edible Fungi Dreaming) -Mina Mina, Tina Napangardi Martin
Acrylic on Belgian linen, 107x76cm
Unstretched canvas $1354
Stretched canvas $1506
This Dreaming tells the story of a desert truffle (Elderia arenivaga) and comes from Mina Mina which is an extremely important ceremonial site located about 600km to the west of Yuendumu. Its an important source of ritual knowledge and social organisation. There are a number of Dreaming stories associated with Mina Mina and this story is one of those. Women use digging sticks to collect the fungi and they return to share the bounty with their families.