Yarungkanyi Jukurrpa (Mt Doreen Dreaming) - Deborah Napaljarri Wayne
Yarungkanyi Jukurrpa (Mt Doreen Dreaming) by Deborah Napaljarri Wayne 1641/21
Acrylic on Belgian Linen, 46x46 cm
Yarrungkanyi is the Mt Doreen area north west of Yuendumu. Dreamtime people lived in the area, digging for ‘ngarlajiyi’ (bush carrot [Vigna lanceolata]). In doing so they created a creek that flows north to Jurlpungu. Women are shown seated picking ‘ngamirdamirdi’ (lifesaver burr [Sida platycalyx]), which is a low-growing prickle. The women would thread the Ngamirdamirdi onto sticks to make hair combs. The women were travelling south to Yukurra.