Mokuy

Nawurapu Wununmurra

Mokuy by Nawurapu Wununmurra

Details

Artist
Nawurapu Wununmurra
Title
Mokuy
Year
2009
Medium
natural earth pigments on kapok
Size
height: 193 cm
Stock Number
290160

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Provenance

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala, N.T

Exhibited

The Elements Within Sculpture, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 4 June -16 July 2011

Further Information

The artist says about this work: "The Mokuy or Nanuk (spirits) come in together, Dhuwa and Yirritja to the sacred ground called Balambala, past Gangan, the other side for all the Mokuy to get together. The spirits go there and that's where they make the Yidaki sound. It's like showing Yukuwa (sacred yam emblem) and Morning.
Star feathers - they are different. Like same goes with Yidaki, different sounds for Yirritja and Dhuwa. The Yirritja and Dhuwa play Yidaki to call in the Mokuy to the same ground Balambala. The Yirritja Mokuy come in on the birds, Djilawurr (scub fowl) and Bugutj-bugutj (banded fruit dove). The Dhuwa Mokuy they come in from Rangi side (saltwater)".