Papunya Tula Artists, NT
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This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Pinpirri near Desert Bore, north of the Kintore Community. The lines depicts the tali (sandhills) at this site that surrond the rockhole.
In ancestral times a group of women of the Nangala, Napangati, Napurrula, Napaltjarri and Nungurrayi kinship subsections gathered at Pinpirri to perform the dances and sing the songs associated with the area. During these ceremonies a woman of the Nungurrayi kinship subsection pierced the earth with her wana (digging stick) to create three rockholes. The women also gathered wangunu or woolybutt, from the perennial grass Eragrostis eriopoda. The husks from these seeds are removed by winnowing and the seeds are then ground into four. Water is then added and the paste is cooked in hot coals and ashes to form a type of unleavened bread.Share