Pacific and Aboriginal Art
Private Collection, NSW
Accompanied by a certificate from Tjungu Palya.
This story is from a long long time ago, from the Tjukurpa (the Creation time). The oval shape represents the women crying for their children to come back to the camp. The camp is protected by a ring of fire to keep out the giant mamu (evil monster) away. The children did not listen to their mothers and stayed away playing. It was too later for the tjitji (children) to return to the camp because they could not get past the protective fire.
Tjiji tjuta (many children) become kuka (meat) for the giant mamu.Share