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Willy Muntjantji Martin

Wanampi Tjukurpa

1070mm x 1520mm
Acylic paint on Belgian Linen

This is a story from Piltati, near Nyapari. Everyday the woman would go hunting returning with mai (food) and kuka (meat) for their husbands who did nothing but perform inma and ceremony. After a while the wives got angry by the laziness of the wati kutjara decided to eat all the food they had gathered and not share it with their husbands. Angered then by the actions of their two wives the two men transformed themselves into into wanampi (water snakes). They travelled underground and tricked their wives while the woman dug a trench from Aparatjara to Piltati.

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