Wandjina the rainmaker

This Wandjina is called the rainmaker. Two lightning spirits in a cave are waiting for the clouds to gather up, so he can make the rain and lightning. Where you see a lot of Wandjinas they represent the laws of trees, rivers, rocks, bush fruit, animals and all of creation. The Wandjinas give the law on how we have to treat and use these creations. These customs are carried on today.

The Wandjina spirits are highly respected by the Worrora, Ngarinyin and Wunumbul people who live at Mowanjum and up the Gibb River Road to Kalumburu in the North West Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Courtesy of Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre

..Acrylic on canvas
..450mm x 700mm
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..Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre
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..© Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre