27.56 inches wide by 70.86 inches long (70cm x 180cm)
Hand rolled hem
Presented with information about the original artwork and the Aboriginal artist.
Original artwork by Warlpiri Aboriginal artist Nicole Napaljarri Stevens
Royalties paid to the artist
The Artwork Story
Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming)- Mikanji
Based on an original painting by young Warlpiri artist, Nicole Napaljarri Stevens, the Red Bark Trees design depicts an important watercourse on the Warlpiri homelands called Mikanji. Although, Mikanji is usually a dry creek bed, after the annual rains, soakages are formed deep under the ground. The soakages are like subterranean wells that provide a natural rainwater storage system. The wells are a vital source of fresh water for the Warlpiri people during the long dry season in the desert. The Warlpiri people believe that the spirits of two women can be seen at Mikanji in the form of two Ngapiri (river red gums).
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