Katrina Brown

Katrina Nampijinpa Brown

Warlpiri Language Group

“Seed Dreaming”

61 x 30cm

Ref No: KB211916

This painting tells the story of a Jangala ancestor who travelled south from a small hill called Ngurlupurranyangu to Yamuntuurngu (Mt. Liebig). As he travelled he picked the 'watiya-warnu' seeds and placed them in 'parrajas' (food carriers), one of which he carried on his head.Watiya-warnu is a seed bearing tree that grows in open spinifex or mulga country. When people returned to their camp after collecting the seeds they would make large windbreaks for shelter and winnow the seed, which is then ground into a paste and used to treat upset stomachs.




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