This work by Kay Lindjuwanga concerns a major patrimoiety ceremony of a secret and sacred nature called Mardayin. Mukkamukka is the name for a large area of land around the Mann River about 50km south of Maningrida. The etching refers to Mukkamukka which is in the Dangkorlo clan estate in the Mann River region. In one small billabong is the Mardayin ceremony sacred site. Kay's husband, John Mawurndjul considers Mukkamukka to be the most important Mardayin sacred site in the region.
© Maningrida Arts & Culture 2004
etching, 'Maningrida brown' ink on white BFK Rives Moulin du Gué wove paper
25.0 x 19.7 cm platemark; 50.0 x 33.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "KAY". Not dated.
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2005
Not on display
© Kay Lindjuwanga. Licensed by Copyright Agency