Maria Brown

Maria Nampitjinpa Brown

Warlpiri Language Group

“Pamapardu Jukurrpa”

61 x 61 cm

Ref No: MB75816

This painting depicts the Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant Dreaming) from Wapurtali,west of Yuendumu. 'Pamapardu' is the Warlpiri name for the flying ants or termites that build the large anthills found throughout Warlpiri country. After haevy rains the anthills get flooded out so the termites grow wings and fly off to make new homes, following their queens. When they ahve found the new home they drop their wings. As the wings fall to the ground women collect them to eat, lightly cooking them in coals, as they are nice and sweet.



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