approximate size: 1000mm x 1000mm
artist: tjariya (nungalka) stanley
there is a story if deep significance to women which contains metaphorical references to female cycles. it tells of two women travelling north. the pair meet with a group of women, including kutungu, who are caring for a man who then passes away. they then travel to the area known as mantaruta, near uluru, where they chase a curious wanampi (serpent) deep into the ground. they burn their body hair to attract him, hit him on the head and run away. from afar, they throw a manguri/traditional head ring for carrying which also hits him. he then comes and hits the women who travel on bleeding and hurt.
this original artwork has been hand painted by aboriginal artists at the ernabella arts centre. ernabella arts centre is a place where elders, young women and men practice there art, in order to sustain, support and promote cultural heritage and improve the lifestyle of their communities members.
at planet we donate the full retail margin (after the cost of framing, gst and artist's commission) to a charity nominated by ernabella arts centre; the western dialysis centre.
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