Janganpa Jukurrpa (Native Possum Dreaming)

The Dreaming belongs to Japaljarri and Jungarrayi men. The site for this Dreaming is Yampirringi, east of Yuendumu. One possum was lover boy for a possum woman from Warkaningi. He traveled from Yampiiringi to Warkaningi to take that woman. In this painting the possum is represented a through-out he painting. The E shapes are the possum footprints and sinuous line are the imprint left by the possum’s tail in the sand. The circle are the waterholes or the tree were the possum sleeps.