Mina Mina Jukurrpa-Ngalyipi
Mina Mina Dreaming
by Pauline Napangardi Gallagher
Feature: Coffee Mug – Sold Individually
- Australian Indigenous Artist Licensed Design
- Material: New Bone China
- Quality finish
- Dishwasher/Microwave Safe
- Perfect for Coffee or Tea or Hot Chocolates
- Reusable and Plastic Free
- Stylish Design
- Good for cold morning and nights
- Dimensions- 13cm (L) X 12cm (W) X 10cm (H)
- Weight- 25g
The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Mina Mina, a place far to the west of Yuendumu, which is significant to Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men. All of them are the custodians of the Jukurrpa that created the area. Jukurrpa story tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled to the east gathering food, collecting ‘ngalyipi’ (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their journey at Mina Mina where ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks) emerged from the ground. Taking these implements the women travelled east creating Janyinki and other sites. Their journey took them far to the east beyond the boundaries of Warlpiri country. The ‘ngalyipi’ vine grows up the trunks and limbs of the ‘kurrkara’ (desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneana]) trees. ‘Ngalyipi’ is a sacred vine to Napangardi and Napanangka women that has many uses. It can be used as a ceremonial wrap, as a strap to carry ‘parrajas’ (wooden bowls) that are laden with bush tucker and as a tourniquet for headaches.
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