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Takariya Napaljarri

Marrapinti - 2002

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
61.0 x 90.0 cm
Price Realised: $5,612.00

MP #790


Papunya Tula Artists, NT Cat. No. TN0203286
Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings, Vic Cat. No. 10782
Ebes Collection, Vic

accompanied by a certificate booklet from Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings and a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists

Takariya was in her mid 20s when she came in form the Gibson Desert with the Pintupi Nine, the last remnant group of desert dwellers to settle at Kiwirrkurra and live a sedentary life.


The lines in this painting depict the sandhills surrounding the rockhole and soakage water site of Marrapinti, to the west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. 


A group of women, represented by the 'U' shapes, camped at this rockhole before continuing their travels east passing through Wala Wala, Ngaminya and Kiwirrkurra. During their travels they gathered the edible berries known as Kampurarrpa or desert raisin from the small shrub Solanum centrale.