Ngura Puti (Bush Home)

A Collection of Fine Mimili Maku Aboriginal Art


Ngura Puti (Bush Home)

A Collection of Fine Mimili Maku Aboriginal Art


KATHLEEN TJAPALYI

Minyma Mamu
461-2011
Acrylic on Linen
Minyma Mamu | 461-2011
Acrylic on Linen
152 x 121cm | 59.8 x 47.6in
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Kathleen’s painting depcits the minyma mamu, a storyline that passes through Antara, a place not far from Mimili. The Minyma mamu (spooky spirit) was trying to trick the children so she could eat them. She yelled " Wai tjitji tjuta, bring me waru (firestick) bring me waru", but the children were clever and they said "Palya, we will bring it to you". But instead they went to the rockhole and put out their firesticks so the miinyma could not see them. Then they ran away.