Piltati by Keith Stevens

Details of Piltati

  
Piltati by Keith Stevens
Details
Catalog Number : 834929
Size : 118cm x 150cm
Medium : Acrylic On Linen
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About Piltati
This is the Wanampi Tjukurpa (water snake men dreaming) for Nyapari. This place is called Piltati. Piltati rockhole is just in the hills, really close to the community. The two men are water snakes. Piltati is the main waterhole and those wanampi (snake men) go in one rockhole and can come up in another one, you can see smoke coming up all of them. Also here there is kuyi (harmless small snakes) that have ngura tjuta (many homes). The wanampi love to eat those kuyi. Minyma kutjara (two women) were digging for that big kunyia (carpet python) but it was only those wanampi (water snake men) tricking. Those women speared the wanampi by accident and he got up and chased them and killed them.