Untitled

Nyurapayia Nampitjimpa

Untitled by Nyurapayia Nampitjimpa

Details

Artist
Nyurapayia Nampitjimpa
Title
Untitled
Year
2004
Medium
synthetic polymer on linen
Size
91 x 91 cm
Stock Number
260045

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Provenance

Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd

Further Information

This painting depicts the designs associated with the travels of a group of women to the rockhold site of Yumarra, near Tjukurla in Western Australia. The women had travelled from Punkilpirri, a large permanent water site, north-west of Docker River in the Walter James Range. They later continued their travels to the north through Tjukurla and Tjalili. As they travelled they gathered large quantities of the edible fruit known as pura (also known in Pintupi as pintalypa) or bush tomato from the small shrub Solanum chippendalei. This fruit is the size of a small apricot and after the seeds have been removed, can be stored for long periods by halving the fruit and skewering them onto a stick.