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Title

Seed Gathering Napangati women

1996

Artist

Makinti Napanangka

Australia

circa 1930 - 09 Jan 2011

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Estate of Makinti Napanangka. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

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    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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Walungurru (Kintore)

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Papunya Women, Utopia Art Sydney Pty Ltd, Alexandria, 16 Nov 1996–14 Dec 1996

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