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MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

Naata Nungurrayi

Untitled

Synthetic polymer paint on linen
91.5 x 61.5 cm
(36 x 24.2 in)

2002

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This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole and soakage water site of Marrapinti, to the west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. The circles are rockholes and the lines are the sandhills surrounding the area.
A large group of senior women camped at this rockhole making the nose-bones which are worn through a hole in the nose-web. These nose-bones were originally worn by both men and women but are now only worn by the older generations on ceremonial occasions. The women later travelled east passing through Wala Wala, Ngaminya and Kiwirrkura.



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