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Painting by Lorna Fencer Napurrula
150 x 100 cm, 1998. ID:K4

Lorna Fencer Napurrula
Lorna

Artist: Lorna Fencer Napurrula

Language Group: Warlpiri

Home: Lajamanu

Country of Story: Duck Ponds

Date of Birth: c 1940

Dreaming: Bush Flower, Bush Potato

Price: AUD$5,000

This painting tells of a Dreamtime story of two women of the Nakamara and Napurrula 'skin' groups, who are searching the countryside for bush potatoes. They are carrying food bowls and digging sticks.

The tuber of the bush potato is dug up with the digging stick and carried back to camp on the coolamons, where they are cooked in hot coals.

The circle at the centre represents both the hole which is dug to obtain the potato, and also the creation site of the ancestral women who are responsible for creation of both the countryside and the food. The meandering lines represent their journey, and also the roots of the plant.

This story is located in a region now called Duck Ponds, north of the Tanami Desert.

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