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Maggie Ross Napaltjarri "Native Fuchsia Dreaming"

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Maggie Ross Napaltjarri
"Native Fuchsia Dreaming"

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  • 30 x 30 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 115315
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  • Warlpiri
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  • Yuendumu, NT
  • 2019

The Native Fuchsia Dreaminjg is a story about a Jungarrayi man called Lintipilinti who lived at Ngarlu, which means 'red rock', a country to the east of Yuendumu. Lintipilinti fell in love with a Napangardi woman, a forbidden relationship under Warlpiri law, as the woman was his classificatory mother-in-law.

Lintipilinti began to wonder how he could woo the Napangardi woman. He went to Ngarlu and made hair string for her, singing as he worked. The Napangardi woman could not sleep and began to feel sick. She realized that someone was singing love songs to her. A little bird visited the Napangardi woman every day. The little bird was taking the Jungarrayi's love songs to her. The force of the Jungarrayi's love songs pulled the Napangardi woman to Lintipilinti.

When the two met again they made love but they were turned to stone, as their relationship was taboo according to Warlpiri religious law. The two can still be seen, as two rocks at Ngarlu today. During the course of these events the women from Ngarlu who gossiped about the wrong skin love union turned into 'Miinypa', meaning Native Fuchsia in the Warlpiri language. These plants have small red flowers with honey inside them which are delicious to eat, tasting like ice-cream. Ngarlu is a sacred place where 'Miinypa' are still commonly found today.

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Artist Maggie Ross Napaltjarri
TitleNative Fuchsia Dreaming
Language GroupWarlpiri
AreaYuendumu, NT
Catalogue 115315
Date2019
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 30 x 30 cm
Price $AUD $100   Sale Price $50

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The Native Fuchsia Dreaminjg is a story about a Jungarrayi man called Lintipilinti who lived at Ngarlu, which means 'red rock', a country to the east of Yuendumu. Lintipilinti fell in love with a Napangardi woman, a forbidden relationship under Warlpiri law, as the woman was his classificatory mother-in-law.

Lintipilinti began to wonder how he could woo the Napangardi woman. He went to Ngarlu and made hair string for her, singing as he worked. The Napangardi woman could not sleep and began to feel sick. She realized that someone was singing love songs to her. A little bird visited the Napangardi woman every day. The little bird was taking the Jungarrayi's love songs to her. The force of the Jungarrayi's love songs pulled the Napangardi woman to Lintipilinti.

When the two met again they made love but they were turned to stone, as their relationship was taboo according to Warlpiri religious law. The two can still be seen, as two rocks at Ngarlu today. During the course of these events the women from Ngarlu who gossiped about the wrong skin love union turned into 'Miinypa', meaning Native Fuchsia in the Warlpiri language. These plants have small red flowers with honey inside them which are delicious to eat, tasting like ice-cream. Ngarlu is a sacred place where 'Miinypa' are still commonly found today.

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