Cotton Zip Bag- Ruth Stewart

Cotton Zip Bag. Dimensions: 21cm x 12cm.

Based on artwork by Ruth Stewart. Includes information about the artist and artwork (swing tag).

Ruth resides in Yuendumu, (Northern Territory) and is part of the Warlpiri Group. She has been exhibiting artwork since 1986 throughout Australia and around the world; including exhibitions in England, USA, New Zealand, Germany & Scotland. Ruth Napaljarri Stewart is featured in the collections of Major Art Institutions in Australia and around the world.

Ngatijirri Jukurrpa (Green Budgerigar Dreaming)

The Ngatijirri Dreaming belongs to Napaljarro/Nungarrayi women and Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men. Ngatijirra (Melopsittacus undulates) are small bright green budgerigars native to central Australia and common around the Yuendumu area. Men would hunt for Ngatjirri, robbing nests of eggs. Juvenile birds are considered a delicacy, as are the eggs. The men would go out hunting looking for Ngatijirri, swinging branches to kill the birds. this Jukurrpa site for Ngatijirri is Yangarnmpi south of Yuendumu. It travelled there, from Patirlirri, near Willowra, and goes through to Marngangi, north/west of Mt Dennison. Each time the flock lands they perform ceremonies, singing and dancing. These sites are depicted as concentric circles. The arrows like shapes are the footprints of the birds in the ground. 

 

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