Lajamanu ArtBiddy Timms – Women’s Dreaming SOLD
This dreaming story is about Napangardi and Napanangka women dancing.
They set off dancing from Minamina, and went to Wakurlpu area. They slept there and danced and danced. At dawn the next morning they went to Yanmajirdikirlangu area. They slept there and then went dancing far to the east. After that, holding dancing sticks, they danced to the west. There they threw the dancing sticks to the ground, pointing towards the west, went down into the earth, and returned to Minamina.
Napanangka is a Warlpiri woman. She speaks Warlpiri and Jaru. Her father, Tiger Timms Jupurrurla, was of a Warlpiri sub tribe Ngaliya. Her mother was a Warlpiri-Kukatja woman from the Balgo region in WA. Warlpiri are a Tanami Desert people. 2 sub tribes from the north now live in Lajamanu, Ngaliya and Warnayaka. Napanangka moved to Lajamanu from Gordon Downs after her father died there. Napanangka knows her ceremony’s and law and dances. Her first medium was body art in ochre and oils. Napanangka has had four daughters with 3 still surviving. Her daughters now have many children. Her favorite past times are caring for her grandchildren, cleaning her house and of course painting and spending time in the art center. Napanangka started painting in 2009. Her daughter Jenny is also a keen artist.
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