Rubilee Napurrula

Rubilee Napurrula

Pintupi Language Group


61 x 55cm

Ref No: RN1111001

This painting depicts designs associated with the soakage water site of Yuwalki, south-east of the Kintore Community.
In ancestral times a group of women travelled to this site from the south to perform the dances and sing the songs associated with the area. The women also spun hair with which to make nyimparra (hair-string skirts) which are worn during ceremonies.
As they travelled the women gathered large quantities of the edible fruit known as pura, or bush tomato. This fruit is the size of a small apricot and after the seeds have been removed can be stored for long periods.
The lines in this painting represent the sandhills of the area while the circles represent the pura collected by the ancestral women.


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