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Title

Seed Gathering Napangati women


Artist

Makinti Napanangka

Australia

circa 1930 - 09 Jan 2011

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


About

This painting depicts designs associated with a group of women of the Napangati kinship subsection at Lake MacDonald. These women have been gathering the seeds from the Mungilypa shrub (Tecticornia verrucosa), a small fleshy plant which grows mainly near semi-saline lakes or claypans. These seeds are ground into a paste which is then cooked on the coals to form a type of unleavened bread.

Documentation Card, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, 1996


Details


Place where the work was made

Walungurru (Kintore) Northern Territory Australia


Date

1996


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas


Dimensions

61.0 x 31.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

78.1997


Artist information

Makinti Napanangka

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
Walungurru (Kintore)

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Papunya Women, Utopia Art Sydney, Waterloo, 16 Nov 1996–14 Dec 1996