Songlines - NAIDOC 2016

A Collection of Fine Indigenous Art


Songlines - NAIDOC 2016

A Collection of Fine Indigenous Art


TJAMPAWA STEVENS

Piltati
14-046
Acrylic on Belgian Linen
Piltati | 14-046
Acrylic on Belgian Linen
100 x 66cm | 39.4 x 26in
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This is Piltati. Piltati has a very important story about the two wanampi (ancestoral serpents) and their two wives. The two women travelled everywhere digging for food. Each day they would dig for kuka upupilypa (tadpoles) or collect wild berries like kampurarpa. They always took food back to their two husbands. One day they got tired of working so hard and thought to themselves, "instead of bringing all these food to the men, maybe we’ll eat some first". The men got angry with the women for taking so long to bring the food back and decided to trick them by turning into water snakes.

This is Piltati. Piltati has a very important story about the two wanampi (ancestoral serpents) and their two wives. The two women travelled everywhere digging for food. Each day they would dig for kuka upupilypa (tadpoles) or collect wild berries like kampurarpa. They always took food back to their two husbands. One day they got tired of working so hard and thought to themselves, "instead of bringing all these food to the men, maybe we’ll eat some first". The men got angry with the women...