An image of Seed Gathering Napangati women

Makinti Napanangka

(Australia circa 1930 – 09 Jan 2011)

Community
Walungurru (Kintore), Western Desert region
Language group
Pintupi, Western Desert region

Seed Gathering Napangati women

Location
Not on display
Further information

This painting depicts designs associated with a group of women of the Napangati kinship subsection at Lake MacDonald. These women have been gathering the seeds from the Mungilypa shrub (Tecticornia verrucosa), a small fleshy plant which grows mainly near semi-saline lakes or claypans. These seeds are ground into a paste which is then cooked on the coals to form a type of unleavened bread.

Documentation Card, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, 1996

Place of origin
Walungurru (Kintore), Northern Territory, Australia
Year
1996
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
Dimensions
61.0 x 31.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1997
Accession number
78.1997
Copyright
© Estate of Makinti Napanangka. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney