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Aboriginal Art - Yawakiyi Jukurrpa 46 x 30cm

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Artist: Geraldine Napurrurla Wilson

Artwork: Yawakiyi Jukurrpa (Native Currant Dreaming)

Size: 46cm x 30cm

Acrlic on Canvas: Artwork delivered rolled.

An original Aboriginal artwork in reds, black, white and orange tones for unique wall art for the home or office.

This indigenous artwork is by Geraldine Napurrurla Wilson and depicts Yawakiyi Jukurrpa (Native Currant Dreaming).

The custodians of the Yawakiyi Jukurrpa (native currant Dreaming [Canthium latifolium]) are Napurrurla/Nakamarra women and Jupurrurla/ Jakamarra men. The ‘yawakiji’ tree is large and it bears small, black currant-like fruits. Traditionally the fruit would be gathered by women and placed in wooden food carriers. They are mixed with water before been eaten, although the ‘yawakiyi’ are sweet and can be also eaten straight off the tree. Shown in this painting are the Nakamarra and Napurrurla women collecting ‘yawakiyi’ at a place called Mititinyanyanu to the north-west of Yuendumu. The white flowers come out first then the ‘yawakiyi’ fruit grows after heavy rain. Magpie bird also eats the ‘yawakiyi’.

In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. In paintings of this Jukurrpa the branches of ‘yawakiyi’ are shown spread out across the country. The ‘U’ shapes represent women, while the oval shapes beside them usually depict ‘parrajas’, which are the food carriers used to collect the fruit.

Buy this original Aboriginal artwork for a special Australian gift for family and friends in Australia or overseas for birthdays, Christmas and as a wedding or anniversary present.

Sale of this artwork directly benefits the artist and the Warlukurlangu Artist community.

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

This original Aboriginal artwork is from the Warlukurlangu Art Centre. 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.