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Anthony Hargraves Jangala "Snake Vine Dreaming"

Anthony Hargraves Jangala
"Snake Vine Dreaming"

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  • Medium
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  • Price $AUD
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  • 46 x 46 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 43923
  • $440
  • $360

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  • Language
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  • Area
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  • Warlpiri
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  • Yuendumu, NT
  • 2023

The Snakevine is a green creeper that climbs up the trunks and branches of trees and shrubs. The plant is found on sandy spinifex plains and sandhills. This plant is frequently depicted in paintings due to its many uses and its great importance in the initiation ceremonies of young Japanangka/Japangardi men.

The vine can be used as a shoulder strap to carry ‘parraja’ (coolamons) and ‘ngami’ (water carriers). The plant also has medicinal uses; its vines are used as tourniquets, and its leaves and vines are used as bandages for wounds. Warlpiri people sometimes also chew the leaves to treat severe colds. The stems can be pounded between stones and tied around the forehead to cure headaches.

In men’s initiation, the vine is used to tie the ceremonial poles to the shins of the dancing initiates, and to tie dancing boards to dancers’ bodies. The initiation ceremonies associated with the Snakevine Dreaming at Purturlu are for the sons and grandsons of Japanangka and Japangardi men. Napanangka and Napangardi women dance at these ceremonies, and then look away and block their ears when the men dance. This ceremony is performed at night under the stars.

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Artist Anthony Hargraves Jangala
TitleSnake Vine Dreaming
Language GroupWarlpiri
AreaYuendumu, NT
Catalogue 43923
Date2023
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 46 x 46 cm
Price $AUD $440   Sale Price $360

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Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$95)

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Description

The Snakevine is a green creeper that climbs up the trunks and branches of trees and shrubs. The plant is found on sandy spinifex plains and sandhills. This plant is frequently depicted in paintings due to its many uses and its great importance in the initiation ceremonies of young Japanangka/Japangardi men.

The vine can be used as a shoulder strap to carry ‘parraja’ (coolamons) and ‘ngami’ (water carriers). The plant also has medicinal uses; its vines are used as tourniquets, and its leaves and vines are used as bandages for wounds. Warlpiri people sometimes also chew the leaves to treat severe colds. The stems can be pounded between stones and tied around the forehead to cure headaches.

In men’s initiation, the vine is used to tie the ceremonial poles to the shins of the dancing initiates, and to tie dancing boards to dancers’ bodies. The initiation ceremonies associated with the Snakevine Dreaming at Purturlu are for the sons and grandsons of Japanangka and Japangardi men. Napanangka and Napangardi women dance at these ceremonies, and then look away and block their ears when the men dance. This ceremony is performed at night under the stars.

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