Tjawa Tjawa

Bai Bai has painted some of her parents' country. This country is known as Tjawa Tjawa (Pt Moody) and is south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. The many circles in this painting depict pamarr (hills) and the central feature is a kiliki (creek). The outer shapes of the painting depict a large windbreak. During the Tjukurrpa (Dreaming), sacred coolamons and woomeras were left at this site and today women of the Napaltjarri, Napangarti, Nungurrayi and Nangala skin groups dance for this country.

Courtesy of Warlayirti Artists

Acrylic on linen
1500mm x 1000mm
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