Minyma Tjuta by Ngalpingka Simms

Details of Minyma Tjuta

  
Minyma Tjuta by Ngalpingka Simms
Details
Catalog Number : 834878
Size : 110cm x 85cm
Medium : Acrylic On Linen
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About Minyma Tjuta
Ngalpingka has painted Wayiyul country associated with the Minyma Tjuta Tjukurpa (Seven Sister's creation story). This country is close to Karilywara (Patjarr) in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia. It is where Ngalpingka was born and grew up living a traditional nomadic life with her family. She knows this country intimately, in both a physical and spiritual sense. Her knowledge of the country extends to the ancestral beings that created this landscape. Wayiyul is a Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sister's) area which is a powerful and sacred Western Desert story pertaining to many woman’s groups. The sisters camped at Wayiyul as you can see by the semicircular motifs in the painting and were being followed byvNyiiru the lustful old man who was trying to take one of the women to be his wife, the elder sister. He has been stalking them camping some distance from where they stop and hiding behind his windbreak, poking his head over to take a look. The women are disturbed by his constant pursuing of them and quickly take off to camp away from him. They travel to (roundels are the sites) Tjintjinya, Yunpanpalya and Kanarinya yapu pulka where the sit down and rest. This country is beyond Warburton towards Patjarr. This is an important and true story from the Tjukurpa.
"I was a litte baby at Wayiyul with my mother".