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Janganpa jukurrpa (brush-tail possum dreaming). Calvin Jungarrayi Martin Galerie Gondwana
The Dream - Jukurrpa - is associated with a large hill called Mawurrji, which lies west of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory.
Janganpa Jukurrpa (brush-tail possum) travels throughout Warlpiri. The janganpas are small nocturnal marsupials, which usually nest in cavities of trees wapunungkas (white gum). A group of
Janganpas ancestors lived in Mawurrji. Each evening, these janganpas ventured out of hiding to look for food. Their journeys took him to the Wirlki and Wanapirdi, where they met the pamapardu (flying ants). They then went to Ngarlkirdipini to find water.
A woman Nampinjinpa also Mawurrji lived with her two daughters. She gave her daughters in marriage to a janganpa name Jupurrurla skin, but at the last moment changed his mind and flee with them. The angry Jupurrurla launched his pursuit of women and killed with a stone ax. Their bodies have become the rocks in this place, where some are now conducted initiation ceremonies for young men.

This dream is for women Napaljarri / Nungarrayi and men Japaljarri / Jungarrayi.

Contemporary Warlpiri paintings incorporate traditional iconography here circles represent trees, habitat janganpa. The «e», their footprints on the ground.
Janganpa jukurrpa (brush-tail possum dreaming)
Art by Independent Artists,  Ethnic arts,  Oil
Author: Calvin Jungarrayi Martin
46 x  91 cm  /   18.1 x  35.8 in
Origin: Arts of Australia  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Original  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: march 4, 2009 / Modified: february 10, 2017
Copyright Galerie Gondwana

Janganpa jukurrpa (brush-tail possum dreaming)
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Galerie Gondwana
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