Namarali & Jarlarloyn

Jarlarloyn is Namarali's wife. Namarali is the great Wandjina that belongs to the Wororra tribe. Namarali represents the top, middle and bottom Wororra tribes up the North West Kimberley on the coast. His Laws, Culture and Language starts from Oobagooma and goes north towards Prince Region this is where the Wororra boundary ends. Namarali is the most prominent and important Wandjina for the Worora people. He created many laws for the Worora people which relate specifically to funeral customs. Namarali was speared in a Wandjina war at Langii north of Doubtful Bay. The painting of Namarali lies five kilometers inland from Langii in a cave. Donny Woolagoodja is responsible for the care of this painting.

Courtesy of Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre

Year
2015
Medium
Acrylic on un-stretched canvas
Measurement
570mm x 730mm
Copyright Line
© Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre 2015