Jintiparnta Jukurrpa (Desert Truffle Dreaming) - Tina Napangardi Martin
Jintiparnta Jukurrpa (Desert Truffle Dreaming) by Tina Napangardi Martin 747/21ny
Acrylic on Belgian Linen, 107x30 cm
This ‘jintiparnta Jukurrpa’ (desert truffle [Elderia arenivaga] Dreaming) comes from Mina Mina. Mina Mina is an extremely important ceremonial site for Napangardi and Napanangka women that is located approximately 600kms west of Yuendumu, just east of Lake Mackay and the WA border. The area has a ‘marluri’ (salt lake or claypan) that is usually dry, without water. There are also a number of ‘mulju’ (soakages), sandhills, and a large stand of ‘kurrkara’ (desert oaks [Allocasuarina decaisneana]). The Mina Mina Jukurrpa is an important source of Warlpiri ritual knowledge and social organization, particularly relating to the different roles performed by men and women.