Mug - Debbie Napaljarri Brown "Yarla Jukurrpa"

Fine Bone China Mug. Dishwasher Safe. Microwave Safe. Mug Height - 12.5cm

Presented in a matching giftbox featuring information about the artist and artwork.

Based on the artwork 'Bush Potato Dreaming' by Debbie Brown.

This Yarla Jukurrpa belongs to men of the Japaljarri/Jungarrayi subsections and to Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women. It comes from an area to the east of Yuendumu called Cockatoo Creek. 'Yarla' (bush potato [Ipomea costata]) are fibrous tubers that grow beneath a low spreading plant, found by looking for cracks in the ground. This edible tuber grows from 'yartura' (roots) which seek out moisture to sprout new plants. Yarla are good to eat, when cooked they are really soft and tasty. The Jukurrpa tells of 'yarla' and 'wapirti (bush carrot [vigna lanceolata]) ancestorsfighting a big battle in this area. The specific site associated with this painting is a 'mulju' (water soakage) called Ngarparapunyu

Debbie Napaljarri Brown lives in Nyirrpi, a remote Aboriginal community 400 kms north-west of Alice Springs. In her paintings, Debbie paints Dreamings which relate directly to her land, its features, plants and animals. These stories were passed down to her by her father and mother and their parents before them for millennia.

 

 

 

 

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