Ngalyipi Jukurrpa (Snake Vine Dreaming)

This Jukurrpa comes from Mina Mina, country sacred to Napangardi and Napanangka women, far to the west of Yuendumu. In the Dreaming women danced at Mina Mina and digging sticks rose up out of the ground. The women collected these up and travelled on, dancing and creating many places. The central motif of this work is Ngalyipi, or snake vine, a rope-like creeper used as a ceremonial wrap. The circles represent Jintiparnta, native truffle, which the women gathered for sustenance on their long journey which eventually took them beyond Warlpiri country.