Naata Nungurrayi

Marrapinti - NNUAR0904

Size: H-92 X W-122 cm.
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Product No: NNUAR0904
Date Created: 2009. Naata paints stories associated with the site of Murrapinti, to the west of the community of Kiwirrkura. Murrapinti literary means nosebone, and the paintings often relate to ceremonies concerned with the piercing of the septum. In mythological times a large group of women camped at this site before proceeding further east. Whilst there, the women gathered kampurarrpa (bush berries) from the small plant solanum centrale. These berries can be eaten directly off the shrubs or ground to make a type of damper. Naata illustrates the landscape with Tali (sand hills) and puli (rocky hills).