Limited edition print
19 x 8 cm
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#2194 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
Warlawurrukurlu (Wedge-tailed Eagle) This Jukurrpa belongs to Japaljarri and Jungarrayi men. Based at Wakurlpa, a hill just north of Yuendumu, it tells of an eagle that made himself a nest in his country. From here he would fly around in search of prey. He went to Kilyarlpa and perched there, in a nest he made I the fork of a tree. He flew around each day looking for prey; for wallabies and small kangaroos. Many others came to see him in his nest, his family would come and live with him. The prey he caught would feed his children and their mother. She would look after the eggs or young one wile he would search fro food. The eagle would have one egg in its nest. Once hatched, the young bird would grow up in the nest, then when the westerly wind blew, it would leave the nest. That nest is now the tall rocky hill which is called Kilyarlpa. It was created by this Warluwurru Jukurrpa. It stands alone, like the eagles lone nest and its single egg, in open flat country.
In the etching the arrow like shapes are the warlawurrukurlangu wirliya (wedge-tailed eagle footprints) as it moves around its country. The circles at the bottom of the door represent marna (grass) while the circles in the tp half of th etching represent ngipiri (eggs). The lines that join these circles depict jawujawu (intestines). This Jukurrpa has been passed