Ngalyipi Jukurrpa (Snake Vine Dreaming), 2000

Artist: Polly Napangardi Watson

Region: Central Desert

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 122 x 198 cm
(Artwork can be rotated)

Catalogue Number: 6848PWN

Status: SOLD

The site for this Dreaming is Jurlpungu, west of Yuendumu. Here the artist depicts the Ngalyipi, a rope-like creeper found growing in the region, which winds itself around the branches of eucalyptus. The vine has many uses, as a ceremonial wrap, a torniquet, a strap for parrajas and is also used as a wrapped around the head to cure headaches. The line represents Ngalyipi and women collecting it. The kirda (owners) for this dreaming, designs and country are Napangardi and Napanangka women and Japangardi and Japanangka men.

Polly Napangardi Watson

Regions: Mt Doreen, NT, Yuendumu, NT

Polly emerged as a significant painter very early in her painting career, which began in 1987. She has been represented in major international exhibitions since 1990 with her works acquired by public and private collections around the world.

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