Josephine Nangala #686


artist – Josephine Nangala
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community – Papunya Tula Artists

title: untitled

year painted: 2011

dimensions: 87 x 28cm
medium: Acrylic on linen
code: 686

stretched: yes

This artwork can be viewed at our Noosa gallery.

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about this painting:  Josephine’s lovely painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Marrapinti, west of Pollock Hills in Western Australia.  A large group of ancestral women camped at this rockhole before continuing on their travels.  While at the site the women made nose bones, known as marrapinti, which are worn through a hole made in the nose web.  These nose bones were originally used by both men and women but are now only inserted by the older generation on ceremonial occasions.  As the women continued their travels they gathered edible berries (desert raisin), depicted by the small circles in the painting.