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Stretched Aboriginal Art - Seed Dreaming 30 x 30cm

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Ready to hang Aboriginal art for sale.

The 30cm x 30cm canvas is an authentic Indigenous artwork from Central Australia and has been stretched and is ready to hang on your wall.

Artist:Marjorie Nungarrayi Barnes
Artwork:Watiya-warnu Jukurrpa (Seed Dreaming)
Size:30cm x 30cm
Acrylic on canvas:Pre-stretched, ready to hang

The beautiful artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity stamped and signed from Warlukurlangu Artists. We work directly with the art centre so you can feel confident in the artwork provenance and that you have ethically purchased an incredible artwork.

 

The painting is titled Watiya-warnu Jukurrpa (Seed Dreaming) by Marjorie Nungarrayi Barnes at Warlukurlangu artists.

This painting tells the story of a Jangala ‘watiya-warnu’ (Acacia tenuissima) ancestor who travelled south from a small hill called Ngurlupurranyangu to Yamunturrngu (Mount Liebig). As he travelled he picked the ‘watiya-warnu’ seeds and placed them in ‘parrajas’ (food carriers), one of which he carried on his head. Watiya-warnu is a seed bearing tree that grows in open spinifex or mulga country. When people returned to their camp after collecting the seeds they would make large windbreaks for shelter and winnow the seed in the late afternoon. Immature ‘watiya-warnu’ seed is ground into a paste and can be used to treat upset stomachs. The associated ‘watiya-warnu’ ceremony involves the preparation of a large ground painting. This Jukurrpa belongs to Nampijinpa/Nangala women and Jampijinpa/Jangala men. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. In paintings of this Dreaming ‘U’ shapes are often depicting women collecting the ‘watiya-warnu’ seeds. Oval shapes represent the ‘parrajas’ where they carry the seeds and strait lines beside them frequently portrait digging sticks.

This pre-stretched original Aboriginal artwork makes a unique Australian gift for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.

Royalties from this artwork directly benefits the artist & their community

Every painting is accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity which tells the story relating to the painting and some information about the artist.

Established in 1985 Warlukurlangu is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia. Warlukurlangu Artists is famous for its gloriously colourful acrylic paintings. The art centre has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world.