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Collection

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

(Australia circa 1926 – 16 Aug 1998)

Language group
Pintupi, Western Desert region
Title
Untitled
Year
1994
Media category
Painting
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions

89.5 x 45.0 cm stretcher

Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2006
Accession number
168.2006
Copyright
© Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
Location
Not on display
Further information

The Papunya Tula documentation for MN940258 states:

This painting depicts the Kungka Kutjarra (Two women) at the site of Putja, a rockhole to the south of the Kintore community. While at this site the two women played the manimani game. This game involves clearing an area of ground directly in front of them and placing leaves to represent an imaginary family. During this the ground is tapped lightly with a small stick and songs are chanted. This game is said to attract an eligible male.