Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Pikilyi Dreaming)

Pikilyi is a sacred spring to the west of Yuendumu. It is guarded by two Waranyarra (rainbow serpents) who only permit certain people to drink from the waters. The story goes that the serpents forced Napangardi and Napanangka women to pick the lice of their backs and in return the seprents allowed them to drink from the spring. Pikiliyi is a very important Jukurrpa sacred to many people throughout the central and western deserts as the spring is one of the only permanent water sources in the area.