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Women's Ceremony for Bush Apple (2001)

Artist: Barbara Napangarti Reid

Region: Gibson Desert, WA

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 61 x 198 cm

Catalogue Number: 6619BR

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In this work Barbara depicts the Tingari women – represented by the U shapes– as they work within their country, gathering pintalypa or bush apples, and erecting wind-breaks. 

The iconography used can also be read as representative of the body paint worn by Ngaanyatjarra women whilst performing these Tingari ceremonies: vitally important aspects of the continuity of cultural practice, in that they form a major part of the investiture teachings of the post-initiatory, as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.


Barbara Napangarti Reid

Region: Western Desert

Barbara Napangarti Reid’s paintings are beautiful depictions of place, paintings of the lands to which she is custodian and the songs that explain them. Characteristic for Barbara is the depiction of puli – rock formations, and tuli – sand hills…

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