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Tjakura, 2016

$820.00

  • 50cm x 101cm x cm
  • 2016
  • acrylic on canvas
  • Tjakura rockhole is in the tali (sandhill) country on the east side of Patjarr. It is a deep rockhole with cool water, not too far away. This is the home to Tjakura, the great desert skink, a short yellow edible lizard. Lunkarta (Blue Tongue lizard) and Tjakura (great desert skink) had a big fight there and killed each other. They are buried there under the sand. Other rockholes associated with the Tjakura Tjukuurpa are Kutuntjarra, Pulpapulpatjar, Mirtu, Malpurritti, Ngari, Nyuntul and Pukarlu. Tjukurrpa - Physical feature or part of the countryside associated with a dreamtime story; Character from a dreamtime story. Tjukurrpa - Physical feature or part of the countryside associated with a dreamtime story; Character from a dreamtime story. (From Ngaanyatjarra and Ngaatjatjarra to English Dictionary, IAD Press)
  • Painting on canvas
  • Warakurna & Kayili Artists

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